The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Kimanzi Suffers CAF Ban

Former Harambee Stars Coach Francis Kimanzi has been handed a four-match ban for gross misconduct by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

CAF also slapped the former Sofapaka coach with a Sh850 000 fine. Kimanzi's punishment is a result of an incident, where he threw a water bottle at an assistant referee, protesting the referee's decision as Harambee Stars lost to Togo in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Lome on June 17.

Kimanzi, now the technical director at Football Kenya Federation (FKF), was fired from the helm of the team after a dismal 2013 Africa Cup of Nation campaign. Kimanzi's sanctions were handed by the CAF disciplinary board which met on Thursday.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.