Harambee Starlets to report to training following State intervention

By Waweru Titus: Thursday, October 31st 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football
The Harambee Starlets team. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

Kenya women's national football team Harambee Starlets will finally report to training following Government’s intervention.

Starlets will report for residential training camp tomorrow (Thursday) ahead of the team’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier match against Zambia.

“Following numerous engagements with the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Ambassador Amina Mohamed, the government has directed that Harambee Starlets report for residential training camp at Sports Kenya, Stadion Hotel, tomorrow, ahead of the team’s Olympic qualifier against Zambia scheduled for November 8 and 11, 2019, home and away respectively,” FKF said in a statement seen by Game Yetu on Wednesday.

Sports CS Amina Mohamed, Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi and FKF president Nick Mwendwa. [Courtesy]

CS Amina also assured FKF that budgetary requests regarding the team’s upcoming fixtures against Zambia would be met.

“The federation wishes to thank the Cabinet Secretary for Sports for her timely intervention, this even as preparations for the team to report to camp begins in earnest.

The Government, through the National Sports Fund, also released Sh3.9million to the federation.

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According to FKF, the money is part of a Sh17million budget that the federation had requested from the fund, to go towards the preparation of Harambee Stars CHAN 2020 home and away fixture against Tanzania.

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