Kenya: Harambee Stars to Play European, Middle East Opponents in September FIFA Friendly Window

Nairobi — Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Nick Mwendwa has disclosed that they are making plans to see Kenya play either Middle East of European opponents in a friendly match over the next FIFA friendly window in September.

Mwendwa says they have already approached some teams and are waiting for responses, while also affirming the team will also be active during the October window as well.

“We are making plans to play either a team from Middle East or Europe in September. We are planning for two matches and then in October, we will also have two more matches. We have written to several teams and we are waiting for some responses from them and then the coach will select which teams he would like to play,” Mwendwa said.

Kenya is not participating in the qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations and the next competitive fixture will be a 2026 World Cup qualifier in November, with the draw set to be conducted in September.

Mwendwa was speaking on Thursday afternoon as the Federation received financial support from the Ministry of Sports for the upcoming national team assignments.

The Ministry of Sports will avail a total of Sh24mn to the Federation to cover for travel and accommodation expenses as well as paying players’ allowances for the upcoming international assignments for both men and women’s national teams.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba said that the Ministry will do it’s absolute best to ensure national teams are given the best preparations possible to ensure good results.