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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 June, 2003, 13:38 GMT 14:38 UK
Kenya protest to Caf
The Harambee Stars
Kenya object to Togo's Brazilians
The Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has complained about Togo's use of two naturalised Brazilian players in a Nations Cup qualifier in Lome.

The East Africans lost the tie 2-0.

Faria Alexandro - who scored both goals - and Jefferson De Souza are the players at the centre of the dispute.

"We have already submitted an appeal to the Confederation of African Football," said KFF secretary general Allan Chenane.

"We learnt that they were granted Togolese citizenship in record time."

"The Cup of Nations is an African affair and Caf must discourage unfair actions by African countries."

Kenya must beat Cape Verde in the final qualifying match to guarantee themselves a place in the 2004 finals.

Cape Verde also filed a protest against the use of the Brazilian players after their 5-2 loss to Togo.

Kenyan captain Musa Otieno said the loss in Lome will not deter them from earning a place in the Nations Cup finals.

"It is every players' dream to be at the Nations Cup final."

The Harambee Stars resume training for their July's Nations Cup qualifier at the Moi International Sports Centre on Sunday.

Meanwhile, three players from the senior team - Dennis Oliech, Bernard Mwalala and Francis Chinjili - will be in the Olympic Under-23 side that will face South Africa on Saturday.


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