NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s football Under-20 team will play an
international friendly match against Egyptian side The Pharaohs
in Cairo on Feb 20, officials said on Tuesday.
The match, which was
initially planned for Nairobi has been switched to the Egyptian
side on their own request.
“This is to inform
you that the Kenya National Football U20 friendly against Egypt
that was scheduled to be played in Nairobi will now be played on
the same day away in Cairo,” Kenyan football boss Nick Mwendwa
said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
The team has just
returned home after a tour of Senegal where they played two
other friendly matches. Kenya lost both matches to their hosts
2-0 and 4-0.
Kenya has embarked
on the journey to prepare the team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
and wants the boys to get the feeling of international matches
ahead of the qualification campaign, which starts next year.
Kenya has never
competed in the Olympics in football while the senior team is
yet to make the cut for the World Cup. However, the new football
administrators are certain with good preparations and
structures; they can get the team to one of the major
tournaments in four years’ time.
top stadiums in Nairobi - Nyayo and Moi Kasarani - have been
closed down for renovations ahead of Chan 2018, which will be
hosted in the city.
African Football (CAF) inspection team will be in Kenya on Feb.
28 to assess its status and the organisers are keen to spruce it