Harambee Stars have scheduled a friendly match against the Black Stars in Nairobi on June 1 in preparation for their World Cup qualifier against Nigeria Super Eagles
Ghana, who will pitch camp in Kenya, will be on their way to Khartoum to face Sudan, while Kenya’s Harambee Stars, will be gearing up for their World Cup Group F qualifier return leg tie against Nigeria.
Kenya held the Africa champions to a 1-1 draw in their first leg match held in Calabar, Nigeria last month. The return match is tentatively set for June 5.Thika United striker Francis Kahata scored the match-opener, a free-kick in the first half to give Kenya the lead before Nigeria leveled in added time while Ghana thumped Sudan 4-0 at home. The Black Stars are second in Group D on 6 points one point behind leaders Zambia.
According to Kenya FA President Sam Nyamweya, Ghana has requested the friendly owing to Harambee Stars' splendid performance against the Super Eagles.
“Ghana saw our match against Nigeria and with the standards we displayed, they have requested to play against us."
"This will be a good build up for us as we prepare to face Nigeria. It will also be a good preparation for them before they play Sudan,” Nyamweya told Goal.com.
Ghana are regular visitors to Kenya and in most cases they like training in the country ahead of their matches in East, Central and Southern Africa. They like Nairobi’s high altitude.