Kenya v Egypt friendly now pushed to Sunday

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Egyptian team jetted into Nairobi on Friday ahead of the contest which Kenya is using as a build up to 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier against Botswana

The international friendly match between Kenya’s Harambee Starlets and Egypt earlier set for Saturday has now been moved to Sunday at Machakos Stadium.

Egyptian team of 32-members jetted into Nairobi on Friday ahead of the contest which Kenya is using as a build up to 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier against Botswana in April.

Harambee Starlets, coached by David Ouma assisted by Doreen Nabwire, a former player who plied her trade in Germany, will train at Machakos Stadium at 11am on Saturday while their Egyptian counterparts will get a feel of the pitch, same day at 3pm.

On Sunday, the match will kicks-off at 3pm, with entry to stadium being free. Football Kenya Federation is calling on Kenyans to turn out in large numbers to cheer the Starlets to victory.

“There will be no gate charges, entry to the stadium is free, we are appealing to Kenyans to turn out in large numbers to cheer our team to victory,’’ said FKF NEC member and head of women football, Angeline Mwikali.

“We are also calling on women football clubs, among them those featuring in FKF Women Premier League and National Division One League, to turn up in support of their colleagues.”

The match will be handled by Fifa (elite) referees – Damaris Kimani (centre), Jane Cherono (first assistant referee), Mary Njoroge (second assistant referee) Tabitha Wambui (fourth official) and Immaculate Akorot (match commissioner).

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