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Kenya motivates players with cash to beat Nigeria

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Harambee Stars have been promised an increased allowance if they beat the Super Eagles in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on June 5.

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) increased allowances for players and the technical staff ahead of the crucial game against Nigeria.

Sam Nyamweya, the FA President, said on Monday that the increase by more than 100 percent was aimed at motivating the team for the June 5 home game against the African champions.

“The players have been earning Kshs 3,000 per day (US$35.30) and now the increase to Kshs 10,000 per day (US$117.65) should motivate the team better to be able to beat Nigeria,  Nyamweya said.

The Harambee Stars of Kenya will host Nigeria at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.

The home side will have to be at its best to revive hopes of making it to the next round of the qualifiers. Kenya is bottom of Group F, a point behind Namibia, while Nigeria is joint top with Malawi on five points.

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