NAIROBI, Kenya, March 27 – Harambee Stars Antoine Hey will name the starting eleven to face Tunisia hours before their FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Coca Cola stadium on Saturday.
Stars had their final training session on Friday afternoon that was open to the press after practicing behind closed doors for the better part of the week.
Veteran defender Musa Otieno will captain the side on his return to international football and is expected to form a steely partnership in central defence with the towering Joseph Shikokoti.
Parma’s Macdonald Mariga, Robert Mambo and Patrick Oboya should be in the thick of things in the Kenyan midfield while Dennis Oliech and Petro Atletico striker Allan Wanga will lead upfront.
Tunisia who arrived in the country on Thursday evening held their final training session at the match venue which underwent final preparations for the sold out game.
Football Kenya Limited (FKL) officials held their final meeting with security officials to finalise arrangements for the Saturday encounter which 27,000 spectators are expected to attend.
FKL director Erastus Okul warned football fans who present fake tickets at the gate run the risk of being apprehended.
“You must have a ticket printed by the FKL contracted printer. If tomorrow (Saturday) we get any member of the public with a fake ticket, they will be arrested and interrogated so that we can find out where they got that ticket from,” said Okul.
Okul also assured fans who will be heading to the stadium that everything is in place to ensure the running of a smooth event.
“Its going to be a very important day for us so I’m appealing to Kenyans to turn up in large numbers to support the Harambee Stars,” said Okul who was flanked by FKL secretary general Sammy Obingo.
Ticket holders will be able to access the stadium from 10 a.m.