FKF saves Sh100 million as ex-coach Bobby Williamson ‘withdraws’ suit
The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is set to save up to Sh100 million in the wake of an impending withdrawal of a compensation claim filed against it by former Harambee Stars coach Bobby Williamson.
The Nairobi News can exclusively reveal that Mr Williamson is on the verge of withdrawing this suit against FKF, which he filed in May 2016, two months after he was unceremoniously fired as the Stars head coach by FKF president Nick Mwendwa.
The Scottish tactician at the time sought justice at the sports tribunal in Nairobi following what he, at the time, claimed was the move to dramatically relieve him of his duties without following due procedure.
He claimed in excess of Sh100 million for salary arrears and breach of contract.
CHANGE OF HEART
However, and in a sudden change of heart, a source close to Mr Williamson says he is no longer interested in pursuing the matter.
“He has decided to let it go. The case will be withdrawn before the end of this week and FKF will be notified accordingly,” the source told Nairobi News.
Reached for comment, Mr Williamson directed us to his lawyers who were unavailable.
RETURN TO COACHING
Mr Williamson, who won titles with the Uganda national football team and Gor Mahia prior to his appointment by FKF, has in the recent past been linked with a return to coaching – specifically at AFC Leopards and Bandari FC in Kenya, Ethiopia’s Coffee and Tanzania’s Simba SC (the club has since hired Cameroonian Joseph Omog).