NAIROBI, November 19 – Football Kenya Federation President, Sam Nyamweya has threatened to disband Kenya Footballers Welfare Association (KEFWA) after they had planned to hold peaceful demonstration on Thursday to protest mistreatment of Harambee Stars.
In a phone call conversation that Capital Sport has the possession of its recording, Nyamweya told KEFWA chairman, Innocent Mutiso they don’t recognise the players association and he should refrain from football politics.
Nyamweya: Mutiso, Mutiso, Mutiso hii siasa ya mpira wachana nayo we will suspend you, wachana na siasa ya mpira kabisa wewe.
Mutiso: Sasawa president
Nyamweya: Kuwa professional, I will suspend you na utakwisha milele, hii mambo unajiingiza ya siasa wewe unatakiwa kuwa neutral.
MUTISO: Sasawa president
Nyamweya: Who are you in those things na hata hiyo nini yako we don’t recognise it. Tumeandika barua hiyo organisation yako ipotee kabisa.
KEFWA had planned to hold a demonstration from the Wilson Airport to the Football Kenya Federation offices to protest what they termed mistreatment to the team prior to their flight to Cape Verde on Monday.
However, the demo did not take place after they were barred from accessing the airport where Stars were due land at 3pm local time (+3GMT).
“In light of our members who are Harambee Stars were mistreated and mishandled, KEFWA will hold a peaceful demonstration from Wilson Airport as at 1400hrs and demo to FKF offices at Nyayo national Stadium.
“Let’s stand in solidarity with our players. I hereby invite all footballers, football stakeholders, fans and anyone who thinks the national team deserves respect. We are tired of footballers being taken for granted,”Mutiso said in a statement.
Stars travelled for 16 hours to Praia after departing on the eve of the match having waited for more than 10 hours before cabinet Secretary for Sports, Dr. Hassan Wario came to their rescue.
The Bobby Williamson charges arrived five hours to the match that they went on to lose 2-0 in the second round return leg and bow out of the road to Russia global showdown on 2-1 aggregate.