26 February 2013

Kenya: Tusker's CAF Cup Duel Set for Mumias Complex

THE CAF Club champions return leg between KPL defending champions Tusker and St. Michaels FC from Seychelles will be played in Mumias this weekend.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) technical committee chairman, Elly Mukolwe announced that charges for the main stand will Sh300 and Sh100 for the terraces.

Tusker beat St. Michael's 4-1 in the first leg in Seychelles10 days ago, a results that gvve the brewers an edge against the islanders in the group stages. A win or a draw for Tusker in Western Kenya will better their chances.

"The federation will tomorrow to decide on when the sale of tickets for the match should begin and other logistics for the match," he said.

Mukolwe was speaking at Bukhungu Stadium after a league match between debutants Kakamega Homeboyz and Karuturi Sports, which the hosts won 3-1. Mukolwe said Tusker are expected to relocate their training camp to Kakamega County on Thursday.

Mukolwe who is NEC member for Western branch said the decision to stage the match in Western Kenya is meant to spread continental action outside Nairobi, where continental matches have traditionally been played. Mukolwe asked the local soccer fans to turn up in large numbers so as to attract continental action in the region in the future.

"We want the local football fans to take advantage of this opportunity and set the stage for continental assignments to be executed in the region because it has abundant soccer talents," he said.

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