According to Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, Kenya and Zimbabwe have been suspended for government interference.
Infantino made the announcement during a press conference on Thursday.
Kenya’s Ministry of Sports suspended the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in November 2021 and appointed a caretaker committee to take charge of soccer activities in the country.
In November 2021, the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) of Zimbabwe suspended the country’s federation as well.
“We had to suspend two of our members; Kenya and Zimbabwe, both for government interference in the activities of football associations. The associations are suspended with immediate effect,” Infantino said.
“They know what needs to be done for them to be readmitted or for their suspensions to be lifted.”