NAIROBI, NAIROBI, Kenya, June 5 – For the first time in history a Harambee Stars match will be streamed live for internet viewers worldwide to watch it in real time when they take on the might of the Super Eagles at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani starting at 4pm local time.
Speaking to Capital Sport, former Stars forward, Taiwo Atieno, who is now a sports and music manager said AirFi.com had acquired the rights to live stream the match from Football Kenya Federation (FKF).
Consequently, FKF wrote to KBC asking them to provide footage of the match for the live stream that will also be shared on Capital FM’s website as part of a partnership deal.
“I’m looking forward to all Kenyans outside of Kenya and Africa to watch the game live on Airfi.com which is a live streaming platform.
“African football is hard to get hold of when you are outside Africa. Live streaming will give Stars the ability to be visible in every country especially in the Diaspora. They can watch the Harambee Stars live,” the England based player stated.
“The game will be won or lost in the midfield but we have Victor Wanyama, the destroyer and I hope he can take it to them. People should not worry about what they don’t have, you have to work with what you have in life and do your best, plus it will give other players an opportunity to show what they can do” Atieno said.
Meanwhile, travel-weary African champions Nigeria are away to Kenya in a 2014 World Cup qualifier they dare not lose, with only the group winners progressing to the final round.
The Super Eagles go into the fourth round of matches level on five points and goal difference in Group F with Malawi, but the Nigerians top the table because they have scored more.
Namibia, away to Malawi in a match that kicks off 30 minutes earlier, have three points and Kenya two in a mini-league where goals have been a scarce commodity.
Only seven have been scored in six matches, with Nigeria averaging just one a game when edging Namibia and being held by Malawi and Kenya.
A home win over the Namibian “Brave Warriors” and an away draw with the Malawian “Flames” were satisfactory results but the home draw with the Kenyan “Harambee Stars” was not.
And the outcome could have been even worse for the Africa Cup of Nations title holders as Nnamdi Oduamadi equalised deep in stoppage time to salvage a point.
Now a Kenyan side coached by Belgian Adel Amrouche have home advantage and are raring to have another crack at a country they have never conquered in the Kenyan capital.