Kenya opts out of women Under 17 World Cup qualifiers


Kenya has withdrawn her participation from the upcoming qualifiers for the U17 Women’s World Cup.

The federation in a statement said they could not raise a team to represent the country in the qualifiers.

The  qualifiers are scheduled to commence at a time when most students will be in school preparing for their end of year exams.

“We have written to FIFA and CAF informing them of our situation,” said FKF CEO Robert Muthomi.

“As you are aware, we were scheduled to play Ethiopia between October 13 and 15, 2017, however following consultations with the schools and Ministry of Education officials, we have decided to withdraw our participation to allow players ample time to prepare and sit for their exams, which we also find crucial for their development,” explained Muthomi.


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