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SBD Global/May 13, 2013/International Football

Kenya's National Football Team Needs Funding To Play World Cup Qualifiers

Football Kenya Federation has made an appeal for at least 200M shillings ($2.39M) "to support the Harambee Stars (national team) and enable them to fulfil this year's fixtures, including World Cup qualifiers," according to Mark Baber of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The Harambee Stars are due to play Ghana in an int'l friendly in June, just three days before facing Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier on June 5. They play against Malawi a week later, before playing Namibia in Nairobi on Sept. 6 in their final World Cup qualifiers. According to the statement, "The Federation needs at least Ksh.10 million ($120,000) for the match against Nigeria, with the bulk of the funds being used for the purchase of air tickets for foreign-based players, accommodating the visiting team, player's allowances, and payments of match officials" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 5/10).
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