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Stars friendly with Egypt back on


NAIROBI, Kenya, January 9- Harambee Stars friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt is back on after the technical bench and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) came to an agreement on Monday.

The match penned for February 23 will be played six days before Kenya host Togo in their first leg 2013 Nations Cup knock-out qualifier in Nairobi.

Speaking after meeting the FKF National Executive Committee, head coach, Francis Kimanzi, who had thrown the match in doubt last week confirmed the friendly fixture was back on.

“I’m delighted that we will have a high profile friendly with a team of Egypt’s stature,” Kimanzi said.

“The match will be played on a Thursday when most probably we shall have all players we intend to use for the Togo match,” he added.

On Friday, the head coach had poured cold water on the planned fixture saying the FKF Technical Committee he is part of had not met to chart a programme for the team.

“I’m also reading these reports from the press like everyone else. As far as I am concerned, it is the Technical Committee that should be the source of information on issues affecting the team,” he said.

The meeting was silent on another high profile friendly against the Teranga Lions of Senegal that was due to be played on January 14.

At the same time, the football governing body has requested those seeking the position of Stars team manager to send their curriculum vitae by January 15.

Following the FKF Executive Committee meeting, a decision was reached the void left after Edward Oduor resigned two weeks ago.

“The NEC felt the position can only be filled competitively and hence the announcement that whoever feels is qualified should send his or her CV,” FKF CEO Lodvick Aduda said.

“The position of the Team Manager is a very important because the person occupying that position will be required to coordinate all the team’s logistics,” Aduda added.