The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya/Uganda: FKF Pardon Were and Omondi After Being Flashed Out of Cecafa Camp for Misconduct

Football Kenya Federation have spared wayward Harambee Stars duo of Paul Were and Kevin Omondi of further punishment for their indiscretions while with the national team at the Cecafa Tusker Cup in Uganda.

FKF announced that it has pardoned the two players, who were sent back home from the event after what the coach James Nandwa termed as gross misconduct.

FKF added that the players' apologies were enough and would like to put the matter to rest as soon as possible.

"The AFC Leopards winger Were and Gor Mahia midfielder Omondi have each personally apologized to me and sent similar apologies to all Kenyans for their actions that led to their suspension from the national team in Kampala," read a statement from FFK president Sam Nyamweya.

"As human beings when someone shows remorse, the best thing is to forgive. We have decided to pardon them and give them another chance."

"The federation will not be taking any further disciplinary action on the players as earlier announced and they remain available for national team selection in future because they are still our sons and among the best players we have in the country, so their presence in the national team would still be crucial in future," added Nyamweya.

He further urged Leopards and Gor Mahia not to punish the players, because the incident occurred when the two were on duty with the national team.

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