The Kenyan Football Federation (KFF) is using the security situation in Nigeria a reason not to honour Saturday’s return leg of the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier.
The Nigerian team won the away fixture 2-0, played at the the Nyayo Stadium, Kenya, a fortnight ago.
The Nigerian Football Federation has said that Kenya’s U-17 female team is afraid of their Nigerian opponents, the Flamingoes.
Demola Olajire, NFF image maker said;
“There is no truth in their claim that security in the country is not conducive for the match to hold.
“The home-based Super Eagles recently played a friendly match against their Angolan counterpart at the National Stadium in Abuja without any hitches. The truth is that the Kenyan girls are scared of our players and they are making excuses to gain easy victory. They are not going to get it.”
The Kenyan authorities have since withdrawn their protest and the team will arrive in Nigeria later today to honour the match.