Kenya probes Nations Cup loss

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Nairobi - Kenya has launched investigation into their 2015 African Nations Cup qualifying matches against Lesotho fearing that they may have been fixed.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) named a seven-member committee on Thursday to probe the 1-0 aggregate loss to Lesotho in the second round of qualifying for the 2015 tournament in Morocco.

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“The outcome of the Lesotho fixture on both the home and away legs was not ordinary and the machinations around the two matches left a lot to be desired” FKF said in a press statement.

“The federation is therefore setting up an inquiry with specific terms, but limited to probe match-fixing and/or sabotage.”

Following the loss, Kenya's Belgian-born coach Adel Amrouche and his technical staff were fired with former Ugandan coach Bobby Williamson being named to take charge of Harambee Stars.

The investigation comes at a time when the Kenyan government is considering disbanding the FKF for alleged “gross mismanagement” of the national sport.


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