2012 AFCON qualifiers: FKF appeals to Caf to postpone Comoros tie

Harambee Stars training at Moi International sports center, Kasarani ahead of second 2021 Africa Nations Cup Qualifiers Group G match against Sparrow Hawks of Togo. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Football Kenya Federation has written to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) seeking postponement of Harambee Stars’ 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Comoros.

This owing to the Ministry of Health’s directive against all meetings, conferences, and events of international nature in Kenya.

Sports Principal Secretary yesterday also notified all federations that there will be no more travel for international events “until further notice and notably for the next one month.”

Okudo added: “Additionally, note that the earlier communication by the Cabinet Secretary for Health on local events of international nature applies.”

Accordingly, Mwendwa said: “Based on the directive issued by the Ministry of Health, we have requested Caf to postpone our match against Comoros.”

“We understand why this may be a hard decision for Caf in that there will be World Cup and AFCON qualifiers leaving no open window to play these games, but I urge them to kindly consider our appeal,” Mwendwa said.

The FKF President further confirmed that the Kenya U16 national team’s trip to Spain for the upcoming Mediterranean International Cup has also been called off.

“While I know Kenyans may not be happy with the decisions, I think it is not worth risking lives,” he added.

Harambee Stars’ match was slated for Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The team had kicked off preparations on Monday this week.

Harambee Stars were already facing a challenge over the availability of such stars strikers Michael Olunga of Kashiwa Reysol of Japan and Algeria-based Masoud Juma.

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