Monday, October 23, 2017
Kenya to face Ghana in AFCON 2019 qualifiers

Kenya to face Ghana in AFCON 2019 qualifiers

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Harambee Stars will face Ghana and neighbors Ethiopia in AFCON 2019 qualifiers
Harambee Stars will face Ghana and neighbors Ethiopia in AFCON 2019 qualifiers

Kenya has been grouped alongside Ghana in their AFCON 2019 qualifying campaign. Fellow Eastern Africa nation Ethiopia are part of the group, Group F, together with Sierra Leone. The campaign starts in June.

The Harambee Stars will hope this campaign offers a new opening for them to qualify after years of trying to make the cut, with their last appearance in the tournament coming in 2004.

They are currently ranked 87th in the latest FIFA rankings, a notable improvement, which places them in second position in East Africa.

Other East African nations Uganda and Tanzania have been grouped together with Lesotho and Cape Verde in Group L for the AFCON qualifying campaign. Uganda, which is the best-ranked country in East Africa will start their campaign against Cape Verde and play their last qualifying game away to Tanzania.

South Africa will fight it out against Nigeria, Libya and Seychelles. In another group Tunisia have been grouped with neighbours Egypt, together with Swaziland and Niger in Group J. Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau are in Group K.

The preliminaries will include Sao Tome, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Djibouti and South Sudan, and this will offer a route into the group stages.