Football Kenya Federation (FKF) will lose Sh7million due to the decision to allow fans free access into today’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Harambee Stars and Ethiopia at Kasarani.
But FKF president Nick Mwendwa said they are not complaining even as he assured that all efforts have been made to ensure there is enough security during the match.
“We would have collected Sh7 million at the gates if we were to charge, but we appreciate the fact that the government has always come out to assist us financially whenever we have international matches and so it is a small price to pay for agreeing to let fans in for free,” he said.
Mwendwa further said 50,000 fans will be allowed entry into the stadium today and announced that they will be issued with tickets.
“We have printed 50,000 tickets as per the requirement of Confederation of African Football (CAF) and will give them out on a first come first serve basis. Once we issue all the tickets then we will close all the gates,” he said.
The Kenyan government through the CS of Sports Rashid Echesa directed that fans be alllowed free entry to the stadium with the Nairobi county government providing free transport.