It is achievable: Engin Firat Backs Kenya’s 2030 world cup qualifier dream

Harambee Stars players during the 2022 World cup qualifier matches./COURTESY

Harambee Stars tactician Engin Firat states that it is possible for Kenya to qualify for the 2030 World Cup edition.

Speaking ahead of a friendly match where Harambee stars will face Iran, the Turkish coach said that the country’s vision to play in the 2030 World Cup is achievable if there will be proper plans and support from the Government.

The 2030 World Cup qualification is one of the agenda that Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba is hunting for having retrieved back football in the country after the FIFA ban in February 2022.

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48 teams take part in the World Cup while Africa has nine tickets which gives Firat a qualification dream despite the fact that no East African country has ever qualified for the tournament in men’s football history.

FIFA’s ruling council unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026, with a format of 16 groups whereby Africa emerged as winners with a rise in their number of places, currently at 5 to 9 slots.