Kenya’s Football Team Harambee Stars’ financial woes subjected the team to stay at the mercy of hotel in Egypt as the team risk being thrown out of their hotel rooms due to lack of payment.
Harambee Stars are lined up to take on the Pharaohs in the African Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday 14 November as per the federation’s fixture.
Kenya’s team stay in Egypt has been marred with a lot of challenges since they jetted into Egypt after flying for 16 hours which they say saved them from more humiliations.
The federation’s acting chief executive officer (CEO) Barry Otieno’s statement reads, “The national team, Harambee Stars is on the verge of being evicted from their hotel in Egypt for lack of payment. Since Friday, Ministry officials have been promising to settle the payment but regrettably, this has not happened.”
Barry said the team risk being thrown out and the Egyptian hotel management has also threatened to detain a number of the technical bench members until the bill is cleared adding “We have since been informed by the hotel that the team will be evicted and a few members of the technical team detained until payment is made.”
Stars were forced to divert to a 16-hour flight to Cairo through Dubai rather than a 5-hour direct flight after the government took charge of the team’s itinerary.