Kenya’s involvement in this month’s African Nations Cup finals in Tunisia is in doubt due to a lack of funds.
The head of the Kenya’s management board Mohammed Nyaoga said he had been forced to cancel plans to have the players train at a camp in Egypt due to lack of money.
“The team lacks money to purchase air tickets to Tunisia and unless the government steps in they will not travel to Tunisia,” he said at a news conference.
“We need about 15 million Kenya shillings (£108,500) to send the team to Tunisia,” he added.
The finals take place from January 24 to February 14. Kenya are in Group B with Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.
Nyaoga remains hopeful that the government will intervene to alleviate the team’s financial plight.
. “When we met the president on Saturday, we thought he would commit some money to the team to help in preparations but that was not the case,” Nyaoga said.