The Africa Championship 2019 begins on Friday, 21 June. The host, Egypt, meets Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium.
Harambee Stars, the Kenyan national football crew, are hopefull to win the AFCON title and allowed fans a chance to dream of how far the group can achieve the African Nations Cup.
Kenya finished a 15 year old wait to qualify for the 2019 AFCON which takes place in June and July in Egypt by finishing second in Group F below Ghana. The 2019 edition of the tournament will mark Kenya’s sixth appearance in the contest. They were featured in 1972, 1988, 1990, 1992, and 2004.
Kenya qualified under Coach Sebastien Migne. After edging Madagascar 1-0 in a friendly match in France, Migne’s boys have had a wonderful pre-Afcon Campaign so far, followed by a 1-1 draw against DR Congo in a tie in Madrid Spain.
The stars will start their battle on Sunday as they will be facing Algeria. They need a game to win in order to improve their likelihood of qualifying to the last 12. In their previous five appearances, the Harambee stars have never advanced to the competition knockout stage. According to the world rankings of the Federation International Football Association (FIFA), Algeria is ranked 68 whereas Kenya holds the 105th spot.
After facing Algeria in the first fixture on June 23, Kenya will face Tanzania on June 27 before Harambee Stars finally ends up against Senegal on July 1.
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