Shame as Harambee Stars fail to travel due to lack of airfare
16 November 2015, 18:24
Nairobi - In a shameful incident, national team Harambee Stars has yet to leave the country for Cape Verde where they are due to take part in a World Cup qualifier Tuesday.
The Stars are still stranded at the Wilson Airport after a chartered flight they were due to take to the West African island failed to take off demanding full payment by the Football Kenya Federation before departure.
The issue meant that the flight was delayed as the FKF sought the money to pay the fare, which they claimed was to be footed by the ministry of sport.
By 6.10 PM, the Stars players were still holed up at the airport.
If the Stars leave at 7 PM local time using the chartered flight, they will take 8 hours to arrive in Cape Verde via stop overs in Khartoum Sudan and Niamey Niger, which would mean they get to Cape Verde less than 16 hours to kick-off.
There were no government nor FKF officials at the airport by the time News24 arrived at Wilson to this point.
The FKF Chairman Sam Nyamweya's phone was off at the time of going to press.
Sports CS Aden Wario's phone meanwhile, went unanswered.
The Stars beat their rivals 1-0 in the first leg in Nairobi Friday and will move forward to the next stage of the competition if they manage a draw.
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