Football Kenya Federation (FKF) will take punitive action against Kakamega Homeboys over alleged bribery and match fixing allegations once in receipt of a comprehensive report from the relevant authorities.
Speaking on phone from Paris, France while on official duties, FKF President Nick Mwendwa said the money bribery report is a serious matter to the football and betting fraternity.
“We are happy to realize that Homeboys as a club, are the whistle blowers. They have brought the matter to the attention of everybody. The club has also sacked their coach Paul Nkatta and a few players suspended. That’s good development. Once we receive a comprehensive report, we shall take drastic action to those involved,” observed Mwendwa.
The club Chairman Cleophas Shimanyula who opened the Pandora’s Box said he had a watertight case that seven players have been receiving bribes to fix matches at the expense of the club.
According to Shimanyula, the payments ranged from KSh150,000 to KSh200,000 with the least being KSh50,000.
The matches allegedly fixed are against Sony Sugar on January 2 which they lost 2-1 and against Mathare United on January 19 which they were defeated 3-2.
Mwendwa described the allegations as mind boggling adding that, “I have been in football business for many years since I was young but I have never heard local players involving themselves with match fixing. We only read this happening in other foreign countries. As a federation, we shall take drastic measures including life ban to those involved.”
The team’s coach Paul Nkatta was sacked last week along his deputy Hamza Kalanzi over the match fixing allegations.
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