Kenya and Zimbabwe are the latest African football associations to be deferred by FIFA as world football’s governing body resumes its elimination on government interference.
Both country’s associations were dismissed by their respective governments previous year but they were only suspended from all international football activity following a decision by FIFA’s Council on Thursday.
Kenya sports ministry in November dissolved its football federation as KFF President Nick Mwendwa was charged with several frauds. He has since given up as the federation’s president.
This month, four members of the Zimbabwe Football Association, counting its president Felton Kamambo, came in a Harare court charged with fraud.
“Without prejudice to any investigations by national authorities or other judicial bodies, the FIFA Council decided to suspend the Football Kenya Federation and the Zimbabwe Football Association with immediate effect due to undue interference by a third party,” stated FIFA.