The Star (Nairobi)

10 July 2012

Kenya/Botswana: Botswana Jet in Today for Kenya Encounter

Botswana national team the Zebras arrive this evening ahead of Thursday's international friendly against a Kenya Under-23s national development side. The match is scheduled for the Nyayo National Stadium from 6pm. "We are delighted that Botswana have confirmed the visit during this International Fifa match day and we urge Kenyans to turn up in large numbers to see our new talent named last week by James Nandwa," said Football Federation chairman Sam Nyamweya yesterday.

Botswana will be using the match as part of their preparations for the African Cup of Nations 2013 qualifiers and will be fielding a full strength side. Since this is a Fifa sanctioned match, referees from Uganda have been designated for the game. Elsewhere Angola have appointed Uruguayan Gustavo Ferrin to coach the national soccer team for the next two years, state news agency Angop reported on Monday.

Ferrin, 53, has spent most of his coaching career in charge of national youth sides in Uruguay and Peru, Angop added. He will be the permanent replacement for Lito Vidigal, whose tenure as Angola coach ended in April after the nation's poor performance in January's African Nations Cup. Romeu Filemon, coach of Angolan club side Primeiro de Agosto, served as interim manager, leading the team to draws against Uganda and Liberia in their first two qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup. Ferrin's first match in charge will be a friendly against Mozambique on Aug. 15.

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