Harambee Starlets versus Zambia friendly cancelled
Published on: April 19, 2021 09:40 (EAT)
The planned friendly game between Copper Queens of Zambia and Kenya’s Harambee Starlets has been cancelled. The Football Association of Zambia has confirmed the cancellation of the match, following a communique from their Kenyan counterparts, the football Kenya Federation. Reference is made to our request letter for a friendly match as well as the national presidential address made on 26th March 2021 on the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya, which led to the suspension of all sporting activities in the country, including football,” FKF said in a letter to the Zambian federation. “Regrettably, we wish to inform you that we are yet to receive the green light from the government/Ministry of Sports to resume training in preparation for the friendly match and in view of the aforementioned and coupled with the travel restrictions outside the country placed on the national teams by the Ministry of Sports, we wish to request for the cancellation of the planned friendly match.” FAZ regretted the cancellation of the game but revealed they have got a backup plan. “Following communication from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) that their team has not been granted the green light to commence football activities by their government, the highly anticipated international friendly match between the Copper Queens and the Harambe Starlets has been cancelled,” FAZ. Zambia who have qualified for the Olympic Games set for Tokyo Japan were to use the match as part of their preparations for the Summer Games. Zambia will represent Africa in the Olympic Games and have played two friendlies against Chile defeating them 2-1 before losing to South Africa ‘Banyana Banyana’ 3-1.