Nick Mwendwa warns hooligans ahead of Ghana game
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has assured fans of adequate security during Saturday’s high-stakes 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Kenya and Ghana.
Mwendwa spoke on Sunday at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County when he attended the FKF SportPesa Shield quarter-final matches involving Tusker, Sofapaka, Kariobangi Sharks and Gor Mahia.
“The (Ghana) game is a big one, it has already attracted a lot of national interest. For those who wish to come and destroy seats in the stadiums, please do not come because you will be arrested and taken to court. We will deploy policemen and women from as far as the main bus stage leading to the stadium (about 1km away),” said Mwendwa.
“Only those who wish to come and watch the game are welcome with their families,” he added.
MASHEMEJI DERBY CHAOS
Mwendwa’s sentiments come two weeks after chaos broke out during the Mashemeji derby pitting AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia at the Kasarani Stadium.
About a dozen people were injured in the scuffle while property worth millions of shillings were destroyed.
The Black Stars who are four-time African champions are expected in town anytime from now ahead of the game at 60,000 seater stadium.
Meanwhile, Harambee Stars are expected to officially commence training under French coach Sebastien Migne ahead of his debut competitive match.
Stars need a win to enhance their chances of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.