The Kenya national team will play former Asian champions Iraq in a friendly match in August this year, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has confirmed.
Mwendwa, speaking at a media update following his return from a trip to Mexico for the 66th FIFA Congress, confirmed that the friendly match has been secured with logistics being planned to have it played in Dubai.
He further stated that plans are in place to have another friendly match with a top European nation in Kenya later in the year or early in 2017. The matches will come on the back of two friendly matches against Sudan and Tanzania on Friday 27 May and Sunday 29 May respectively.
“We want to ensure the national team plays as many friendly matches as possible to put the team in the right shape for upcoming international assignments. We have two friendly matches coming up in the near future, against Sudan and Tanzania and then two more later in the year.
“We will be playing Iraq in Dubai in August and then a top European nation later in the year or early next year and plans are already underway,” he said.