NAIROBI, Kenya, April 7 – The FIFA World Cup qualifier between Harambee Stars and Tunisia realized Sh8.7 million. Twenty four thousand tickets were sold for the match which Tunisia won 2-1 that included 22,513 for the terraces and 1994 for the VIP section.
“I believe the attendance on the day of the match was quite beautiful. The balance of tickets that were not sold was 2493,” said FKL director Titus Kasuve.
The company registered a net profit of Sh7.1 million after paying for various expenses such as G4S who were handling the gate collections, hiring the stadium, security agents and emergency services.
Balance available to FKL was Sh924,000 after the company submitted 15 percent of its net profit to the Stadium Management Board, Sh120,000 for the Supersport Outside Broadcasting van and a Sh5 million contribution to the Stars Fund Management Committee.
Kasuve also announced that a local assistant coach as well as a team manager for the for Harambee Stars will be appointed by the end of the month.
“Football Kenya is happy with the national team and the technical bench and although some errors emerged, they will be corrected as soon as possible,” said Kasuve who was flanked by fellow FKL director Erastus Okul and G4S communications manager Carlos Kioko.
“We have identified a young coach who we are confident will work well with Hey and we have also zeroed in on a team manager,” said Kasuve.
It was also announced that the team will also have a training camp in a yet to be identified West African country before their FIFA World Cup qualifier on June 6.
“We want the team to acclimatize to the conditions before they play the Super Eagles,” said Kasuve.
Kasuve also confirmed that they had submitted to sport apparel manufacturer Adidas a new kit design and logo for Stars and that the new kit will be delivered before the Nigerian game together with replica shirts for the fans.
“We want Kenyans to identify with the national team. And I want to assure you that we will license a distributor to sell those shirts,” said Kasuve.