Friendly Firat reveals importance of Kenya’s friendlies in Mauritius

Kenya coach Engin Firat has explained what he wants to achieve when the national team Harambee Stars travels to Mauritius to take part in a Four Nations tournament between June 11, and June 18, 2023.

During the tournament, Kenya is scheduled to face Mauritius, Djibouti, and Pakistan and according to Firat, he will use the same to prepare a formidable team for the country’s upcoming Caf and Fifa assignments.

“This tournament offers us diversity in the opponents we shall face, especially at a time when most African nations are engaged in Afcon qualifiers,” said coach Firat.

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“Playing three matches gives me an opportunity to give more players a chance to show what they can offer.”

Kenya will first face Djibouti on June 12, take on Pakistan on June 14 before winding up the tournament with a date against Mauritius on June 18.

The tournament comes just a month after Harambee Stars played Iran in a friendly which they lost 2-1 in Tripoli. Kenya’s next competitive assignment will be the 2026 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, set to kick off between November 13 and November 21, 2023.

The draw for the qualification stage shall be conducted on July 12, 2023, in Cotonou, Benin.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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