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Africa Cup of Nations Qualification

Government offers Sh50m bonus to Kenya if they beat Ethiopia on Sunday

11:13 GMT+3 12/10/2018
William Ruto with Kenya players Victor Wanyama.j
The last time Harambee Stars reached the Afcon finals was way back in 2004 in Tunis, Tunisia under coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee

Harambee Stars will pocket Sh50 million more if they beat Ethiopia in Sunday’s Afcon qualifying match at the Kasarani Stadium.

Stars will need a win against the Walya Antelopes to keep alive their dream of making it to the 2019 Afcon finals to be staged in Cameroon, should Fifa uphold the suspension of Sierra Leone.

Deputy President William Ruto revealed on Friday that the government has released Sh25m to cater for the team’s allowances and a further Sh50m bonus, should they win the match.

The government also scrapped the gate charges while Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has offered 150 buses to ferry fans to the match venue. Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga also promised to donate a further 80 buses as more goodies continue to trickle in, for both fans and players.

Stars drew 0-0 in the first leg away and a win will take their tally of points to seven. This will secure one of the two slots up for grabs, even if they lose the last match to Ghana later in the year. 

Kenya are top of the group with four points, same as Ethiopia, while Ghana and Sierra Leone are tied on three points.