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Amputees’ football contest kicks off

The national team will kick off its quest to win the Africa Nations Football Amputee Cup when the tournament gets underway at the City Stadium this morning.

Despite being dogged by a myriad challenges which include lack of training, equipment shortage and unpaid allowances, the team that has been in camp for the past two weeks is positive of clinching the title on home soil.

This is the first time the country is hosting the event that will also double up as a World Cup qualifier. Africa will send four teams to next year’s World Cup in Mexico and Kenya is already guaranteed of a place courtesy of hosting the event. Three other slots will be up for grabs.

Kenya will be making a comeback to the international competition having missed the 2011 edition due to lack of funds. Champions Liberia, Sierra Leone, Angola and Nigeria have already arrived in the country.