Football Kenya Federation has welcomed the move by the government to waive off gate charges for the upcoming Afcon qualifier between Kenyan against Ethiopia.
Harambee Stars are set to host Walya Antelopes at the 60,000 sitter capacity Kasarani Stadium on Sunday.
But with Kenya needing three points to secure an early place in the 2019 games to be hosted by Cameroon, should Sierra Leone be kicked out of the qualifiers by Fifa, the Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echasa, on Thursday declared there will be no charges for fans intending to catch the action.
“We strongly believe that the move will not only accord fans the much-needed opportunity to support the Harambee Stars but will also spur a sense of nationalism amongst millions of Kenyans,” said FKF in a statement.
The federation called on Kenyans to turn up in large numbers and cheer the team to victory.
“We call upon Kenyans of all walks of life to turn out in large numbers and support the Harambee Stars, as the team aims to qualify for Africa’s apex football competition.”
FKF added they are working closely with the government on ensuring there will be adequate security during, before and after the match.