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Harambee Stars play Iran in friendly

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 5 – Harambee Stars will play Iran in a warm up friendly next Saturday in Tehran.STARSThe announcement comes after Stars coach Antoine Hey stated at his first official press conference on Monday that he is not keen on his players taking part in international friendlies because of the limited preparation ahead of the Tunisian game.

“The coach was surprised at the level of fitness of the players and after the first session on Monday, he was begging for a friendly,” said Football Kenya Limited (FKL) vice director Titus Kasuve on Wednesday.

When he arrived, he was not aware of the condition of the players but we have briefed on the arrangements of the match and he is happy with it,” added Kasuve.

Iran are currently ranked 44th in the FIFA world rankings, has won three Asia Cup titles and has featured in three FIFA World Cups.

Plans are also in the pipeline for Stars to play a friendly against Morocco in August.

“These matches will be chance for young players to showcase their talent against the best Africa has to offer,” said FKL director Mohamed Hatimy

The squad has been put through an intensive training session by Hey and his assistant Kemal Halat at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Dennis Oliech has pulled out of the Tunisia squad with a thigh injury he picked playing for his club side Auxerre.

Meanwhile, the ‘Harambee Stars Road to 2010 Fund’ was launched by Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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Raila said the fund whose committee will be headed by Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Dr. Mohamed Isahakia will be utilized for its intended purpose.

“I’m appointing senior civil servants in the management of this fund to assure Kenyans that every penny to be contributed will be accounted for,” said Raila.

The committee also includes Sports and Youth Affairs permanent secretary Kinuthia Murugu, Hatimy, Kasuve and managing director of Extreme Sports Limited Hussein Mohamed who will be the coordinator of the committee.

“The fund will mobilize resources from individuals, corporates and individuals for the purposes of keeping Harambee Stars in the qualifiers,” said Raila.

The Prime Minister gave his personal contribution of Sh1 million to the fund while FKL weighed in with Sh5 million.

An estimated Sh10 million shillings is required for Stars to prepare for the qualifier against Tunisia.

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6 Comments

  1. Jakes

    December 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Theas nothing better than this quote

    [Holmes after knocking out the big dude]>>>In summary: ears ringing, jaw fractured, three ribs cracked, four
    broken, diaphragm haemmorraging. Physical recovery: six weeks. Full
    psychological recovery: six months. Capacity to spit at back of head:……..neutralized.

    Now that’s the true definition of BADA$$!!!

  2. Wahura Kanyoro

    December 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    My favourite part of the movie is the fight scene. OOOOOh my goodness. It’s so amazing. The way he was so cavalier about being in a fight and then looking like he was slapping the guy. ha ha ha. In fact, he literally was just slapping the guy around. He makes slaps look cool. LOL! And how he finishes the fight is just so gloriously worthy of the character Holmes is. Yep. Definitely a cool moment.
    😀

  3. Wahura Kanyoro

    December 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    he he he. However, I think what I liked the most about that scene is the little things they made sure to add.
    The reaction on his face when the guy spit at him. The handkerchief that showed up twice to make us wonder whether there was a lady in there before we actually see her. That he used that very handkerchief to begin defeating that guy. (That was Gllllorious! :D) The lovely words like discombobulate. (I’m a grammar Nazi and things like those just make me so happy because of how weird yet correct they are) The way the opponents face was moving in slow motion. And his ever-so-British (is Robert even British) commentary is 53 different kinds of cheap thrills. Those little things. And that they then play it in real time for us to appreciate the awesomeness of it is pure genius. Going to watch it big screen was a wise decision and I definitely want to go watch the next one big screen again. Please pick me. 😀

  4. Nelly Ipali

    December 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

    at least it doesn’t look as if every major background has been painted on a computer screen  which is impressive

  5. Mercy Ojwang'

    December 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

    [wakes up naked with Adler having cuffed him spread-eagle to the bed
    with a pillow over his genitals. A maid comes in, sees him and shrieks] “Madam, I need you to remain calm. And trust me, I’m a professional. Beneath this pillow lies the key to my release.” << HAHAHAHA this was too fresh!

  6. Jay Kamwetu

    December 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Watson ” You’re obviously not her type…she likes gingered dwarfs”
    Holmes ” Midgets”
    Watson ” So you agree?”
    Holmes “NO!”
    Then Irene comes out and he follows her jumping out of the window…totally funny!!

    And how Irene beats up the two guys and takes the wallet…
    Holmes”thats the irene i knew”

    Can’t wait to see A game of shadows!!

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