The match was originally scheduled to be played on June 9 (Saturday) but has now been rescheduled to June 5 (Wednesday) according to communique from Fifa
By Dennis Mabuka
The World Cup qualifier return leg match between Harambee Stars and Nigeria’s Super Eagles will now be played on Wednesday (June 5) and not Saturday (June 9), at Moi Kasarani.
This new date has been communicated to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) by Fifa World Cup Organising committee after a meeting held in Zurich last week.
The match was originally scheduled to be played on June 9 (Saturday) but has now been rescheduled in order to allow Nigerian team travel to Brazil to represent Africa in the Fifa Confederations Cup starting on June 15.
The new change of date will affect the other teams in the Group Malawi, Namibia as they will now play on June 7, two days later.
Stars then travel away to Malawi on June 14, before ending their campaign at home against Namibia on September 16.
Due to the new set dates, the Nigerian team is scheduled to arrive in Nairobi possibly on April 1 and depart on 6th to Brazil.
However, despite the match being played on a weekday, Kenya FA International Match Organising Committee members will start early preparations for the game which is expected to attract a big crowd buoyed by the impressive draw against the African Champions away in Calabar.
“We are ensuring Kenyans that we shall win our three next fixtures and get the nine points and eventually qualify for the Brazil 2014 World Cup and we urge total support from all fans as we appeal them to turn out in large numbers for the two key matches,” said Kenya FA President am Nyamweya.
Harambee Stars have to beat Nigeria in Nairobi if they are to keep alive their chances of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. Kenya are currently bottom of the table with 2 points and a loss against Nigeria will mean they are out of contention.