Jamaica vs. Kenya friendly match canceled

Jamaica vs. Kenya friendly match canceled

Published Aug. 20, 2012 3:43 p.m. ET

A friendly match between Jamaica and Kenya has been canceled because of poor ticket sales.

Samuel Sampson, a spokesman for Singapore-based promoter Ricky Swen and his company, Swen Labels International, says only 120 tickets were sold for the match, which had been scheduled for Saturday at the 40,000-seat Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

It's the second time this summer Swen has canceled a friendly at the stadium. A planned July 28 match between Liberia and Jamaica was called off after Swen failed to secure agreements from both teams and the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Kenya was brought in as a replacement and the match rescheduled.


Sampson says his group is still talking to both teams to see if they can reschedule the match for another date.