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Harambee Stars yet to receive allowances for Guinea Bissau game

Harambee Stars players are yet to be paid their camping allowances for the recent assignment against Guinea Bissau, Nairobi News has established.

One of the players we spoke to has confirmed the development.

“We are waiting and remain hopeful that the monies will be paid to us. At the moment we have no reason to doubt that we will be paid. Our only wish is that it should be done sooner rather than later,” the player who requested anonymity said.

The responsibility of offsetting athletes allowances currently lies with the Government, as per the newly enacted Sports Act.

HOME AND AWAY LOSSES

Infact, the Government through Cabinet Secretary for Sports Hassan Wario has in the recent past committed to making these payments. It is, however, unclear what has caused the delay.

Stars players are normally paid  between Sh 3,000 and Sh 5,000 for each night spent in or out of the country while on national duty. The players do not, however, receive any bonuses for winning or drawing a match.

Stars lost at home and away to Guinea Bissau during the 2017 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers last month, results that all but extinguished Kenya’s hopes of playing at next year’s continental showpiece in Gabon.