NAIROBI– Kenya’s national soccer team, the Harambee Stars, have revived their hopes of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after beating strongly favoured Ghana 1-0 in their Group F qualifier at the Moi International Sports Centre here over the weekend.
Coach Sebastien Migne’s charges earned their first win in the group, thanks to a 41st minute own goal by Ghana defender Nicholas Opoku. The Stars were earlier reduced to ten men after Joash Onyango was shown a straight red card for a deliberate foul on Waris.
The Kenyan team missed the services of Captain Victor Wanyama and Paul Were, who are still nursing injuries. Ayub Timbe and Brian Mandela were also missing as they are serving their respective suspensions.
Kenya has now moved to joint second on 3 points from one win and one defeat alongside Sierra Leone who beat them 2-1 in the opening group match.
Ghana still top Group F on goal difference.
Kenya will next play Ethiopia while Ghana take on Sierra Leone.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK