Former Harambee Stars coach Sebastin Migne has threatened to sue football Kenya federation in summer for failing to honor a payment plan, they had before his dismissal.
“No, they (FKF) have told me it is a process (to receive payments) so soon maybe I will go to FIFA (to lodge a case). I have left some time for FKF to regularize the payments or else I will go to Fifa this summer,” explained the coach, in an interview with Switch TV.
The tactician is also claiming his bonuses that they were to receive after guiding stars to win against Tanzania in in the 2019 AFCON. All members of the squad were to receive Sh 250, 000 in bonuses, claims Migne who is currently with the Equatorial Guinea national team.
“We have received nothing. The players and my staff. No money and we wait. I read in the papers about the challenges and we will see.”
Football Kenya federation under Nick Mwendwa and government through sports cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed are non-committal on whose responsibility it is to pay.
The former tactician and his staff are believed to have been receiving Sh2m a month
Apparently he was dismissed last august after an average performance in 2019 AFCON and poor result in CHAN qualifiers against Tanzania where Kenya was eliminated.
In a communication of his firing Mwendwa confirmed of a payment plan for the remainder of his 3-year contract until he lands a new job.
“We have an agreement to pay Migne his monthly salary up until the time he gets another job. Now that he has got an opportunity in Equatorial Guinea, we will stop paying him,” said Mwendwa last December.
The coach becomes the latest to football Kenya federation after Adel Amrouche whose case was set for review at fifa disciplinary committee yesterday. The failed payment of 112 million shillings may land Kenya suspension from playing 2022 Qatar FIFA world cup qualifiers.
Another former coach Bob Williamson is demanding 55 million shilling that he was awarded by the courts for wrongful dismissal.