Kenya seeks int. friendly ahead of Leone Stars clash


February 15, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr

Sierra Leone’s 2019  African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group F opponent, Kenya, are seeking to play an international friendly against a West African side in March; three months before their June 13, 2017 clash against Leone Stars in Freetown.

The Harambee Stars will play the build-up as part of preparations for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, which would commence in June.

Kenya Federation president, Nick Mwendwa, has confirmed plans to play a West African side and says it would be part of the build-up.

“We are still talking to a few countries and by then we will have settled on one,” Mwendwa told Capital Sport.

“It is possible to win the group. It is not a guarantee but we can give it a shot and it can be done. We should prepare well and Kenyans should look forward to us giving it the best shot we can.”

“There are no easy draws; every team is a strong team now. We want to prepare well and make sure we can compete against any side in Africa. By June, we should be ready and we will not take it easy. We have to get serious to get there,” the Kenya federation chief added.

Kenya has been pooled in Group F of the qualifiers alongside Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and the 2017 African Nations Cup fourth place winners, Ghana.