FKF calls off Harambee Starlets training due to funds

Written By: Muraya Kamunde
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FKF President Nick Mwendwa

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has on Tuesday called off training sessions for Harambee Starlets due to lack of funds.

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Harambee Starlets are set to face Zambia in the Olympics qualification on November 8th with the second leg on 12th November.

FKF President Nick Mwendwa at a press briefing said that due to lack of funding from the Sports Ministry the national teams face high risks of not participating.

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“FKF has diligently communicated to the Sports Ministry and the Sports Fund to come in and fund the national teams. We have, however, not received any response from the Ministry, which is frustrating,” said FKF President Nick Mwendwa.

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“We are calling out on the Ministry to come out with reasons why we cannot get funding from the Sports Fund despite having made numerous requests for the same,” he added.

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National soccer team Harambee Stars begins the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualification campaign on the 15th of next month with a game against Egypt in Cairo.

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The Stars, who are drawn in Group ‘G’ alongside Egypt, Togo, and Comoros, will welcome Togo to Kasarani on 19th of next month in their second 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier match.

The team coached by Francis Kimanzi was beaten 1-0 by Mozambique in a friendly match played at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, two weeks ago.

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