Premier league matches off for Kenya-Iran friendly


NAIROBI, Kenya, March 9 – This weekend’s Kenya Premier League (KPL) matches have been postponed due to Harambee Stars international friendly against Iran scheduled for Saturday.STARS_3_151589427.jpgLeague officials issued a statement on Monday saying that the postponed matches will be played on the last weekend of May.

The match against Iran will be Antoine Hey’s first match in charge of Stars where he will gauge the form of the players ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Group B rivals Tunisia on March 28 in Nairobi.

Nigeria and Mozambique also stand in the way of Stars heading to South Africa in 2010.

By Monday afternoon, all the players had reported to Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Malaysian based midfielder Hilary Echesa and British born striker Taiwo Opiyo are amongst some of the foreign players who are currently in camp.

Former Mathare United striker Francis Ouma who is attending trials in China is expected to link up with the squad on Wednesday.

The squad will leave for the Middle East on Thursday evening to play against a nation that is ranked 44th in the FIFA world rankings.


Noah Ayuko, David Okello, Sammy Ochieng, Wison Oburu (Goalkepeers), Mulinge Ndetto, Abdul Latiff, Julius Owino, John Njoroge, Edgar Ochieng, Pascal Ochieng, Anthony Kimani, Joseph Shikokoti, Jokings Atundo (Defenders), Ali Breikh, Zakayo Kisekeli, Andrew Oyombe, Wise Okoth, Austin Makacha, Antony Dofoa, Abdi Simba, Aimon Mburu, Hilary Echesa, Evans Wandera (Midfielders), Victor Mugabe, Francis Ochieng, John Mwangi, Sebastian Muchera, (strikers)