By Gilbert Wandera
The national under-20 side held Egypt to a barren draw in the first leg match of their Africa Youth Championships on Sunday night at the Military Stadium, Cairo.
Kenya needs to win the return game by any margin to make it to the next round when the two sides meet on August 11.
Speaking from Cairo, Kenya’s head of delegation, Hussein Terry praised the team for working hard to get a positive result and expressed confidence that the team will go through to the next round.
“The boys were determined to get a positive result and we are glad it has happened. Now we have to get down to serious preparations for the return match,
“We have an advantage which we are determined to exploit during the return match in Nairobi,” he said.
The team arrives home this morning from Cairo.
Kenya held the hosts despite playing without head coach Stanley Okumbi who failed to get a flight to Cairo on Saturday.
DID NOT TRAVEL
Okumbi remained behind when the team flew out to Cairo after his club insisted he had to lead Mathare United against Western Stima in Kakamega.
On the local front, Kenyan Premier League (KPL) announced on Sunday that it has imposed a Sh500,000 million fine on AFC Leopards for failing to turn up for their Top-8 match against Gor Mahia. In a statement, the KPL said other sanctions will be imposed on the club for failing to turn up at Kasarani for the fixture.
“Under the KPL Policy on failure or refusal to honour matches, a club which fails to honour a match for a first offence risk being fined Sh500,000 and loses the match,” read a statement issued by KPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jack Oguda.