NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s national under 20 football team will not
play Tanzania this weekend in Dar-es-Salaam as early announced,
local football officials confirmed on Friday.
The Under-20 team
was to travel on Friday to Tanzania for a friendly against their
hosts but the fixture has been cancelled without notice.
The team, which has
been training in Nairobi has since broken camp and will resume
normal business on Monday.
“As part of the
build-up, the team played against Mathare United on Thursday
where upcoming Harambee Stars winger Musa Masika scored the only
goal of the match played in Nairobi. We will get other
friendlies,” said coach Stanley Okumbi.
expected to give coach Okumbi and his charges a feeling of what
competitive international football is, but they will have to
wait until they meet Egypt later this month.
The team will now
concentrate on a two-legged friendly against Egypt, and use the
friendlies to prepare for the 2019 Total U-20 Africa Cup of
Nations preliminary round against Rwanda.
Kenya’s first round
match against Rwanda will be played on March 30 and the return
leg on April 20. The winner of the two-legged tie will face off
with defending champions Zambia in the second Round in May.