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Kenya withdraws from FIFA U-17 World Cup qualifiers

10:18 EAT 05/10/2017
FKF CEO Roberth Muthomi
The qualification event are scheduled to commence at a time when most students will be in school preparing for exams

Kenya has withdrawn her participation from the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

The move has been necessitated by Football Kenya Federation’s inability to raise a team for the qualifiers against Ethiopia that was set for October 13 and 15, 2017.

The qualification event is scheduled to commence at a time when most students will be in school preparing for their end of year exams.

“We have written to Fifa and Caf informing them of our situation,” said FKF CEO Robert Muthomi in a statement obtained by Goal.

“Following consultations with the schools and Ministry of Education officials, we have decided to withdraw our participation to allow players ample time to prepare and sit for their exams, which we also find crucial for their development."

The preliminary round that is scheduled for October has attracted 10 nations, all battling it out for a first-round spot.