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Kenya Power urged to avoid blackouts during Fifa World Cup

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has challenged Kenya Power Company to make adequate arrangements to avoid power interruption over the duration of the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

Rachier spoke at the Nairobi club in Upper Hill, when Pay-TV channel StarTimes confirmed they will broadcast all the 64 matches of the competition.

“StarTimes have done well to offer football fans a cheaper and quality option to watch football on TV and mobile phones. The remaining part is for Kenya Power to do their best and ensure fans watch these games without interruption,” said Rachier.

The tournament doesn’t kick off until June 14 but these remarks by Rachier are part of the hype and excitement that is already building up in Nairobi.


StarTimes Chief Executive Officer, David Zhang added: “We want to progressively grow avenues where users can access our content anywhere at anytime. The introduction of StarTimes APP is therefore strategic in that we will be in a position to reach Kenyans at their convenience.”

Kenya’s Harambee Stars failed to qualify for this elite 32-nation football tournament but Africa will be represented by Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal.

Defending champions Germany, alongside Brazil, France, Spain, Argentina and Portugal are considered favourites to win this competition, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Mo Salah, Antoine Griezmann and Sadio Mané among the players to watch out for.

Kenyan assistant referee Aden Marwa is among the officials selected to officiate at the tournament.