Harambee Stars set to depart for Cape Verde after brief boycott
Harambee Stars players are now set to honour their World Cup qualification return leg match away to Cape Verde.
This is after Football Kenya Federation (FKF) moved in to settle all their allowances and air ticket refunds.
As earlier exclusively reported by Nairobi News, the national team had staged a three hour sit-in at their hostels in Kasarani on Monday morning.
The players had refused to depart for the Wilson Airport for the trip to Praia in protest over the accrued arrears.
This led to a last minute intervention by FKF and the Government, which resulted in the players receiving at least Sh 40,000 in allowances depending on how long one had been in camp.
AIR TICKETS REFUNDED
All the foreign based players have also been refunded the air tickets they bought to travel to Nairobi to honour the matches against Cape Verde and Mauritius.
“We are now all set to depart and will give our all while there and ensure we qualify for the next phase of this competition,” captain Victor Wanyama told Nairobi news.
Some of the monies have been handed over to captain Victor Wanyama and will be shared out among the players on the plane during the eight hour journey to Praia, via Niamey, Niger.
The government has provided a chartered plane for the trip to Cape Verde’s capital Praia.
Stars will be all out to defend a slim 1-0 advantage against the Blue Sharks on Tuesday evening.