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Harambee Stars promised Sh6 million reward on Cecafa triumph

Harambee Stars players will each pocket sh200,000 if the team defeats Zanzibar in Sunday’s Cecafa Senior Challenge cup final.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has announced that upto sh6 million will be shared among the players and technical bench if the home team bags a seventh Cecafa title.

“We have already paid the team all allowances up to to the final. We did that on Friday,” said Mwendwa while making an appearance on the weekly Sports show TopSport on NTV.

“Now we are working on a bonus scheme and have already paid them sh500,000 for winning the semi-final (against Burundi).”

“For the final, we have Sh6 million, which translates to half of the price money in case of a win, a Sh2 million pledge from governors Mike Sonko and Alfred Mutua, plus Sh3 million award from (team sponsors) SportPesa. That will be shared among the team.”

The Harambee Stars versus Zanzibar game at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos is a rematch. The two teams settled for a barren draw in a group ‘A’ match game played at the same venue last week.

To make it to the final, Kenya defeated Tanzania and Rwanda in her group, and settled for another draw with Libya, before defeating Burundi 2-1 in the semi-finals after extra time.

On their part, Zanzibar also defeated Tanzania and Rwanda but lost to Libya, then recovered to defeat the much fancied Uganda in the semis.