Monday, February 4, 2013

Stars land in Tunis for friendly against Libya

By JOHN KARIUKI

The national football team Harambee Stars arrived in Tunisia on Sunday afternoon ahead of Wednesday's international friendly against Libya.

The match, to be played in Zouiten Stadium in Tunis, will kick-off at 5pm local time.

Kenya’s goalkeeper Arnold Origi was the first foreign-based player who linked up with the team in Tunis on Sunday from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Denis Oliech, who plays for French League 1 side Ajaccio, and Celtic’s Victor Wanyama, were expected to link up with the team on Monday while Belgium-based Ayub Timbe and Daniel Gateri from South Africa will join the squad on Tuesday.

Speaking on phone, the team’s head of delegation Hussein Terry said that the weather in Tunis was very chilly but the team adapted quickly after a light training at the match venue after arrival.

The team also held two training sessions on Monday. The match officials have been drawn from neighbouring Egypt, and a large crowd of Libyan fans are expected at the 20,000-seater Zouiten Stadium.

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