Harambee stars flee kasarani

Harambee stars flee kasarani

Harambee stars flee kasarani

Harambee stars on Wednesday afternoon fled the inhabitable Kasarani hostels to seek better residence at the Kenya Comfort lodges in Lang’ata.The team which had reported back to the Kasarani camp on Sunday afternoon decided to vacate the premise following hardship conditions which the team manager Birgen said is not conducive for the team owing to the important national task ahead.

The Kasarani hostels have been operating without power since Monday after Kenya power and lighting company disconnected their services with the stadia owing to accrued electric bills. The condition was intolerable by the players whose complain was quickly addressed with Fkl making quick efforts to change the base to Kenya comfort hotels located in Lang’ata.
Apart from the power black out the players have also complained of bad food and lack of sufficient water at the centre. This raises an eyebrow with questions if this has happened before or somebody is sleeping on his job. The Kasarani hostels also play home to one hundred National youth talent academy players who stay at the premises.

Speaking to the press this afternoon, the Stadia management public relations officer explained that the management had taken necessary measures by ensuring there is power in Harambee stars hostels by providing a fully running generator. He however mentioned that the generator could not run the whole day and had to be switched off frequently for mechanical upgrade and refueling. This infuriated the team’s management and players who opted to flee in search of better hostage.

Harambee stars team is preparing for the return leg match against Uganda Cranes and need a clean 2-0 win over the Ugandans to go through. “The team needs the best living conditions to allow them concentrate on the task ahead” lamented the team manager Joe Birgen.

Apart from the accommodation hiccup the team is in high spirits with the return of the four Sofapaka players who missed the first leg since they were engaged with their club in Kigali. The four players are Sofapaka’s captain James Situma, goalkeeper Wilson Obungu, Striker John Baraza and defender Edgar fighter Ochieng.Also back in the squad is Paul Were who missed out the first leg due to a technical hitch to his traveling documents.

 Kenya lost 1-0 in Kampala less than a fortnight ago and a comfortable win will see Harambee stars through for Sudan where the CHAN championships will be held early next year.

The team will also conduct training tomorrow at the better city stadium surface before moving to Nyayo stadium on Friday. Efforts to have the team train at the match venue Nyayo stadium were fruitless since the stadium is booked for the ongoing athletics trials due for completion tomorrow.