Kenya/Nigeria Match Officials Arrive Nairobi


Match officials to handle the Kenya versus Nigeria 2014 World Cup qualifier have arrived in Nairobi ahead of Wednesday clash. Their arrival has been confirmed by the Football Kenya Federation.

Kenya President, Uhuru Kenyatta and a host of cabinet secretaries are expected to grace the Kenya Harambee Stars’ clash against Africa Cup of Nation’s champions, Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

As earlier confirmed by FIFA, Ivorian Doue Nomandieze will be the center referee. Doue will be assisted by Yeo Songuifolo, also from Ivory Coast and Burundian Jean Claude Birumushahu.

Another Ivorian Dembele Denis will be the fourth official, with Sarr Idrissa from Mauritania serving as the referee assessor.

Egyptian Marzouk Mazen will be the Match Commissioner and Van Rhee Wilelmus from Netherlands will be the senior security officer.

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The upcoming game will be played at the 60,000 seater Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani from 1600hrs local time (2p.m. Nigerian time).

At the same time, Harambee Stars training camp is now a full house with the arrival of Scotland-based Victor Wanyama and Brian Mandela who plies his trade in South Africa.

The team are  expected to visit the Mama Ngina Childrens Monday as part of Football Kenya Federation’s corporate social responsibility

“It is indeed a big opportunity for the less privileged young kids to meet their football idols and as a federation we believe this visit will leave the kids at the home happy,” said FKF President Sam Nyamweya.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected in Nairobi on Tuesday.

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