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Harambee Stars to play “Reggae Boys” in London

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Harambee Stars will play a friendly match against the Reggae Boys of Jamaica in London in one of the four friendly matches organized ahead of their 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) games.

Football Kenya Federation president, Nick Mwendwa, said that three of games will be played in Europe with local fans getting a chance to bid Stars farewell at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi for a thanksgiving match on March 26 against a yet to be identified opponent.

Stars were expected to set up camp in France in preparation for their friendly matches in Europe but this was halted after Cameroon were stripped lost hosting rights for the games.

Stars qualified for the AFCON finals the sixth time after CAF confirmed the expulsion of Sierra Leone this coming after 14 years of them not qualifying since Tunisia in 2004

The Federations President said they have requested CAF to confirm the qualification in writing to avoid the inconvenience that saw Harambee Starlets denied a slot at the just concluded 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana.

He thanked the Government for the financial support given to the Federation saying that they have a budget Ksh 205 million to cater for the lass match of the qualifiers against Ghana and Preparations for Afcon.

Mwendwa stated the KSh50 million which was pledged by the Deputy President if Kenya qualifies for Afcon will be shared to the ratio of 70 to 30 per cent by players and the federation.

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