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Kenya’s U20 friendly against Sudan cancelled

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Kenya football under-20 team during training.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu

Kenya football under-20 team during training.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – The friendly match pitting Kenya’s Under-20 and their Sudan counterparts that was scheduled for Sunday has been called off.

This is after Sudan pulled out of the match in the last minute, despite confirming they will arrive on Saturday ahead of the build-up match that was to be played at Kasarani Stadium.

“It is sad that despite getting approval from FIFA for the match Sudan has decided to pull out of the match under unclear circumstances.  This notwithstanding FKF remains committed to youth development and will continue to not only organize meaningful friendlies for the junior national teams but also ensure that they take part in both regional and international tournaments,” FKF CEO Robert Muthomi announced.

“We urge our fans, as disappointing as it may be, to now focus on the Kenya versus Tanzania and Kenya versus Sudan matches which remain as earlier scheduled, this even as we engage the Sudanese FA on the untimely cancellation of the match, with an intention of ensuring that such an action is not replicated in the future,” Muthomi added.

The match was to curtain raise the Harambee Stars match against Tanzania who have already arrived in the country.

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