Government stops foreign sports assignments


Ministry of Sports has suspended all the foreign sporting assignments for a month as the novel coronavirus pandemic continue to stretch far and wide.

In a letter to the sports federations, the ministry said this was as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, and that the suspension will be until next month.

“The Ministry wishes to inform you that there will be no more travel for international events until further notice and notably for the next one month,” read part of the letter written by the Sports Principal Secretary Joe Okudo.

Harambee Stars’ trip away to Comoros on March 31 for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification tie is among affected events by the communique from the ministry.

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) also wrote to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) requesting a postponement of the home match pitting the two teams on March 25, on the same grounds.

The men’s national beach volleyball team will also not take part in this week’s second round of the Olympic Games qualifiers in Banjul, Gambia following the directive.

Kenya were scheduled to face hosts and Africa Games champions Gambia, Botswana, Mauritius and South Sudan.