Kenyatta rallies Harambee Stars to beat Eagles

President Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged to give the national soccer team Harambee Stars maximum support in the forthcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Nigeria and subsequent matches.

In a message delivered on behalf of the President by Nairobi Senator Gideon Mbuvi Sonko during a press briefing on Friday, president Uhuru pledged to reward the national soccer team Harambee Stars with three million shillings if they beat Nigeria on 5 June in Nairobi. reports that Sonko himself announced that he will personally reward the team with one million shillings should they upset the reigning African champions making it a four million shillings (36,000 euros) pledge in total.

President Kenyatta: offers incentives against Eagles
President Kenyatta: offers incentives against Eagles

Sonko has also promised 200,000 shillings for every goal scored during the same match that will be staged at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani next week Wednesday.

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During the first round of the same meet between Kenya and Nigeria in Calabar, Cross River State in March, Sonko and President Uhuru Kenyatta also pledged a million shillings each for a win.

The two teams drew 1-1 in Calabar, but President Kenyatta and Sonko went ahead to reward the team with two million shillings cash money.
Goalscorer Francis Kahata was also handed 100,000 shillings in cash by Sonko.

Kenya need a win to go to 5 points same as current group leaders Nigeria who have 5 points.

Only five teams from Africa will qualify to represent the continent in Brazil during the 214 FIFA World Cup.

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