Harambee Stars to face Iraq in international friendly

For the second time since 2013 Iraq football fans will be able to witness national team playing on home soil since FIFA lifted ban on competitive international game inside the country.
On Thursday 5th October, Iraq will host Kenya at Basra Sport City Stadium three months after they hosted Jordan in a highly explosive match that the hosts won 1-0.

Ranked 88th in the world, the Lions of Mesopotamia have confirmed that they will play against Harambee Stars in the country, five years after a coach was killed by security forces in the war torn country that made FIFA place the ban.

The world football’s governing body FIFA and the AFC had five years ago periodically banned Iraq from hosting international matches with the ban lifted in June 2017.