19 December 2018

Kenya: Harambee Stars Coach Stages Salary Boycott in France

Photo: Chris Omollo/Nairobi News
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne follows the friendly match between Kenya and Swaziland from the touchline on May 25, 2018 at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.

Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne is fuming after the government only cleared half of his salary arrears.

Nairobi News understands the coach, currently is in his native France, has vowed not to return to work unless his salary arrears are paid in full.

Earlier this week, the Sports Ministry settled Migne's September and October salaries amounting to Sh3 million, but gave no clue on when the November and December salaries will be paid.

"The coach has emailed a notice to Football Kenya Federation demanding full payment of his money by December 19, which is on Wednesday. Nothing has changed. Settling half of what is owed doesn't change anything. As things stand, Migne could move to another team without necessarily compensating FKF because there is breach in contract," a source explained to Nairobi News in confidence.

Despite leading Kenya to its first qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations in 15 years, the French coach has had to live a life of a pauper, occasioned by consistent salary delays while all eyes are fixated to the government, which committed to paying the coach's salary.

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