The Cecafa nations have been to play in yet one more Afcon preparation sport on Thursday earlier than the loss of life of the pinnacle of state

Soccer Kenya Federation has confirmed the cancellation of the pleasant sport pitting Harambee Stars and Tanzania’s Taifa Stars.

The sport was scheduled to be performed at Nyayo Stadium on Thursday, however after the affirmation of the loss of life of Tanzania President Pombe Magufuli, the federation has confirmed the sport won’t go on as deliberate.

The Tanzanian chief, in keeping with his Vice-President Samia Suluhu, succumbed to coronary heart circumstances at a hospital in Dar es Salaam on March 17. He gained the re-election into the workplace for a second five-year time period throughout the October 2020 common elections.

“Following the premature demise of Tanzanian President, His Excellency, Dr John Pombe Magufuli, Soccer Kenya Federation, in session with the Tanzanian Soccer Federation, has decided to cancel in the present day’s worldwide pleasant match between the nationwide workforce Harambee Stars and the Tanzanian nationwide soccer workforce, which was scheduled to happen on the Nyayo Nationwide Stadium, starting at 3:00 pm,” FKF’s assertion seen by Purpose learn. 

“The choice has been arrived at to permit the Tanzanian nationwide workforce and the Tanzanian common public to mourn the sudden passing on of the late President, His Excellency, Dr John Pombe Magufuli. 

“Soccer Kenya Federation needs to increase its deepest sympathy and message of goodwill to the Tanzanian Soccer Federation, the household and mates of the late president and the nice individuals of Tanzania. Might the Lord bless you with the energy to sail by way of this powerful state of affairs.”

In a separate submit, the FKF President Nick Mwendwa despatched his message of condolence to the Tanzanian individuals.

“Our hearts exit to the individuals of Tanzania following the lack of President John Pombe Magufuli,” posted Mwendwa on Fb.

“On behalf of FKF and all the Kenyan soccer fraternity, I want you peace and solace throughout these troublesome instances.”

Harambee Stars and Taifa Stars have been set to play in a second pleasant as they put together for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The preliminary sport, which was performed on Monday, ended 2-1 in favour of Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee’s facet.

Kenya are set to face Egypt and Togo within the remaining qualifiers whereas Kim Poulsen’s costs are as a consequence of meet Equatorial Guinea and Libya.

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