Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa has confirmed that all Harambee Stars players and technical bench members have received all their allowances ahead of the tournament that kicks off on Friday.
Stars are currently camping in France ahead of the biannual tournament that will be played in Egypt. The team will depart for the North African nation on Wednesday 19th July.
In an interview, Mwendwa revealed that all the 23 players have received their Ksh. 500,000 (5,000 dollars) allowances in addition to Ksh. 250,000 (2500 dollars) they received before they departed for France.
“I want to set the record straight, when we left Kenya every player got 2,500 dollars (Ksh 254,625) and we promised Kenyans when the coach releases his final 23-man squad,” Mwendwa said.
“We will pay 5,000 dollars and I can tell Kenyans again that on Friday, all players and the bench were paid all the money,” he added.
Mwendwa further stated that the team has been given all the necessary support to ensure that it delivers.
“This is unprecedented stuff, this has never happened in Kenyan football, we have given them every little tool they have asked for.”
“We have added the number of stuff that they wanted and even brought the chef to make sure that they have a Kenyan touch on the food that they eat.” he added.
Kenya is pooled in Group C alongside Algeria, Senegal and Tanzania. The first match will be against Algeria on 23rd June.