Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has confirmed that, going forward, the national team Harambee Stars will hold its home matches at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani.
FourFourTwoMedia can reveal that FKF wants all matches played at the venue due to the recent blistering form that Stars have enjoyed at the turf.
Mwendwa says they have resorted to that change with immediate effect as they aim at ensuring that the national team enjoys preparations for future assignments without any hitches.
For a long time, there has been no definite home ground for Stars with Nyayo Stadium used most of the time.
Mwendwa said: “We have a very good record at Kasarani and it is evident from what we are seeing now. Our aspiration is before the next phase of qualifiers, we have a solid base which is easier for us to practice and prepare for matches.
“I am sure all those who go to Kasarani enjoy watching football matches from there and we intend to make this permanent.”
He continued: It is something we are seriously looking into and we know it will work in the long run. We are not ruling out having matches in other venues but this is what we want to call home, a fortress. We want to liaise with the relevant authorities to have the facility uplifted to better standards.”
European nation friendly
Meanwhile Mwendwa says Kenya will host a UEFA nation in another international friendly next year.
“It is in this venue that we will hold a high profile international, against a European nation, next year.
“We started small but we are slowly getting there. We know we have a lot to give to our fans but at the moment let’s enjoy this fine run in form.’
The FKF supremo was speaking after Stars 1-0 defeat of Liberia at Kasarani, a result which extended the team’s unbeaten record to eight matches.
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