Football Kenya Federation’s Annual General Meeting held in Kisumu on Saturday passed that any Kenyan Premier League club seeking to hire a foreign coach must seek their approval.
The move according to the federation’s boss Nick Mwendwa will help guard against clubs hiring “tourists.”
Tourists is a term used to refer to foreign coaches who are paid handsomely but deliver less than their local counterparts.
To begin with a club one will first have to pay a fee of Ksh 100,000, the federation will then carryout due diligence on the coach before okaying his hiring.
“For any club to hire a non-Kenyan coach, they must submit their documents to FKF and pay Ksh 100,000.
We will then do a due diligence by sending to CAF and FIFA. This was we will not have ‘tourists’,” FKF boss Nick Mwendwa was quoted saying by Soka.co.ke.
The resolution is already eliciting a lot of reactions from various stakeholders some feeling the federation wants to hire coaches for clubs.
“Who gave them the mandate to hire coaches on behalf of clubs?” JP Oduor posed on Facebook.
Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda reads “malice” in the move saying “rules of engagement in football are the same and cuts across board.”
Aduda, who is a former General Secretary of the federation added that “under the CAF Club Licensing a coach of a topflight club should hold at least a CAF A budge. We cannot allow anything outside the rules of engagement.”
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