By Mercy Chewe
FAZ have confirmed that Kenya have pulled out of the planned friendly against the Zambia Women National Team which was scheduled for April 24, in Lusaka.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala said the Football Kenya Federation FKF) has informed his association that their team has not been granted permission to commence football activities by their government.
The Women team coached by Bruce Mwape is currently camped in Lusaka preparing for the delayed Tokyo Olympics set for this summer.
“We are disappointed that this game is off, but we have some options on the table especially after the draw for the Olympics is done on April 21. The type of opposition we will have in our group will determine the kind of friendly games we will organize for our team,” Kashala said in a media statement.
“The team remains in camp as we look to finalizing the next international assignment. We have attached great value to preparations for the Olympics for the girls and hope that they will be battle ready by July,” he said.
The Zambian women last week lost 3-1 to South Africa in a friendly match played in Johannesburg.