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FIFA Changes Nigeria’s World Cup date against Kenya


Football  Kenya Federation, FKF has confirmed that the date for 2014 World Cup qualifier match between Nigeria and Kenya has been changed.

Nigeria were due to face Harambee Stars in June but their recent Afcon triumph means they will be busy at the Confederations Cup in Brazil at the same period.

“The World Football Governing Body Fifa has communicated to Football Kenya Federation on the possibility of changing the dates for the Kenya, Nigeria Brazil World Cup qualifier,” a statement. read.

“This has arisen due to Nigeria’s qualification to represent Africa in the FIFA confederations Cup to be played in Brazil from 15th to 23rd June 2013. The world cup organising committee has therefore requested Kenya to reschedule the return leg at least two days before the 10th of June that means the match be played between 6th or 7th of June,” the statement read.

The exact date for the encounter would be revealed after a FIFA executive meeting on March 19.