Uhuru sponsors Harambee Stars to watch World Cup

June 12, 2014 2:59 pm
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The Head of State who will cater for air fares, accommodation and match tickets is due to meet the team on Friday at State House to officially hand over the sponsorship/FILE
The Head of State who will cater for air fares, accommodation and match tickets is due to meet the team on Friday at State House to officially hand over the sponsorship/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 – President Uhuru Kenyatta will sponsor the entire Harambee Stars squad and technical bench to watch the World Cup in Brazil.

The Head of State who will cater for air fares, accommodation and match tickets is due to meet the team on Friday at State House to officially hand over the sponsorship.

It was however not clear which matches the Stars squad would watch, but they are due to depart for Brazil at the weekend.

The World Cup deal comes six months after Kenyatta agreed to pay the head coach, Adel Amrouche’s salary for the next five years.

Kenya has never qualified for the World Cup and the trip will give Stars exposure as they seek to qualify for the 2015 Africa Nations Cup after sailing to the second round where they will play Lesotho on the weekend of July 18 and 20.

The winner over the two legs will join 2013 Afcon finalist Burkina Faso, Angola and Gabon in Group C for the final qualifiers.

The month long World Cup tournament kicks-off Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, with hosts Brazil taking on Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo with the finals set for July 13.

Africa is represented in the global showpiece by Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria and Nigeria.

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