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Kenya Confirms Black Stars Friendly on June 1

Black StarsThe Black Stars will play Kenya in an international friendly in the East African country ahead of both nations’ World Cup qualifiers. The match has been slated for June 1.

The Ghana Football Association had two offers from Mexico and Japan, but the travel distances to the United States (where Mexico wanted their game played) and the Far East made the acceptance impossible.

Kenya will thus host Ghana ahead of the Black Stars’ crucial qualifier on the weekend of June 7-9. After playing Sudan in Khartoum, the Stars travel south to Lesotho for its penultimate World Cup 2014 qualifier on June 16.

Kenya Football Federation (FKF) chairman Sam Nyamweya confirmed to reporters of the match adding that after the superb performance against Nigeria in World cup qualifier last month, many teams have shown interest in playing friendly matches with Kenya.

“I can confirm to you that Stars will play Ghana in an International friendly in Nairobi on June 1st.The friendly will be used to prepare the team ahead of the Nigeria return leg to be played for days later at Kasarani,” Nyamweya told the media today.

“We are glad to line up such a high profile friendly match that will play a huge part of our continued preparations ahead of Nigeria,” he added.

Ghana have in recent years made Kenya their traditional camping site ahead of crucial encounters due to its location and conducive weather.

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