Football Kenya Federation has confirmed the cancellation of a friendly match between Harambee Stars and neighbours Tanzania following the death of President John Magufuli.
The two sides were due to lock horns today, Thursday, at the Nyayo National Stadium, beginning 3 pm.
The decision was arrived at in consultation with the Tanzanian Football Federation to allow the national team to mourn the untimely death of their president.
A statement from the federation read;
"Following the untimely demise of Tanzanian President, His Excellency, Dr John Pombe Magufuli, Football Kenya Federation, in consultation with the Tanzanian Football Federation has made a decision to cancel today’s international friendly match between the National Team Harambee Stars and the Tanzanian National Football Team, which was scheduled to take place at the Nyayo National Stadium, beginning 3 pm,"
"The decision has been arrived at to allow the Tanzanian National Team and the Tanzanian General Public to mourn the sudden passing on of the late President, His Excellency, Dr John Pombe Magufuli,"
"Football Kenya Federation wishes to extend its deepest sympathy and message of goodwill to the Tanzanian Football Federation, the family, and friends of the late President, and the good people of Tanzania. May the Lord bless you with the strength to sail through this tough situation,"
This was to be Stars' third friendly clash, having beaten South Sudan 1-0 thanks to AFC Leopards striker Elvis Rupia's goal, before a 2-1 success over Tanzania.