The match will be played on Wednesday in Kenya.
For keeping their host in the dark about their travel plans and subsequently rejecting the hotel reserved and supposedly fully paid for by Football Kenya Federation (FKF), Nigeria’s Super Eagles will be reported to the world football governing body, FIFA, the FKF President, Sam Nyamweya, has said.
The Nigerian contingent touched down in Nairobi 4.am local time (2.am Nigeria time) and instead of moving to the 680 Hotel, which had been booked in advance for them, they headed to their pre-arranged La Mada Hotel.
This was confirmed by FKF President, Sam Nyamweya, who said they would inform FIFA over the issue.
“We had booked the 680 Hotel which is one of the FIFA and CAF approved Hotels. But we got a call from midnight and we were informed that they will not be putting at the facility,” Nyamweya told Kenyan football site futaa.com,
“They never told us earlier that they did not want it – they never even gave us their travel arrangements. This is terrible considering we had already fully paid for the Hotel,
“I understand they had booked the La Mada Hotel close to a month ago but they never informed us. These are not the rules. I was at La Mada on Sunday with some of my people and found out it is true.
“How do they do that in a country and you do not know of the security. We will be writing to FIFA to tell them what is happening so that we are not responsible for anything as we had done out part as per the rules,” he concluded.
Wednesday’s 2014 World Cup qualifier between Kenya and Nigeria will take place at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Government sources said Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, or Vice President William Ruto would be special guest of honour at the World Cup Qualifier.
Going into the next round of matches, Nigeria lead Group F with five points, same as Malawi.
Nigeria tops the qualifying group, having scored more goals than their closest rivals – they have scored three goals while Malawi has netted two goals.
Kenya are at the bottom of the standings with one point after a draw against Malawi, defeat to Namibia and a 1-1 draw against Nigeria in the first leg. This means only a victory against Nigeria will keep their slim world cup hopes alive.
Malawi, on the other hand, has two home matches plus a final group game against Nigeria on September 6.