Kenyan team arrive Nigeria for World Cup Qualifier

The kenyans will spend the night in Lagos.

The Harambee Stars of Kenya have arrived Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s crunch World Cup Qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The delegation from Nairobi touched down at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos at about 11.15 a.m. local time aboard a Kenya Airline flight.

The team, led by its newly appointed Belgian tactician, Adel Amrouche, is expected to pass the night in Lagos before heading to Calabar on Thursday for the crucial tie.

Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES on arrival, Coach Amrouche first congratulated Nigeria for her Africa Cup of Nations triumph stating that Coach Stephen Keshi is his good friend and he feels elated to have a chance to play against him.

“I will like to congratulate Stephen Keshi and the Super Eagles team for the victory in South Africa, I like the opportunity to play against the African Champions and on Saturday we are going to give a good account. I cannot give any predictions but I am sure it will be great,” he said.

17 of the 19 players invited for the clash with the African champions, Nigeria, were part of the entourage that came in on Wednesday.

The duo of Arnold Origi and Christian Bwamy will team up with their colleagues directly from their respective bases.

Hussein Terry, the head of the Kenyan delegation, said they had thought they would be moving straight to Calabar but have just gotten word that they will pass the night in Lagos.

“We were to go to Calabar today but we could not find a flight there, so we have checked into the Silver Grand Hotel, where we will stay until tomorrow,” he said.

Nigeria will host Kenya at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

Super Eagles top their group with four points while Kenya lie bottom with one point.


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