NAIROBI– Kenya has started preparations for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group F qualifier against the Ghana Black Stars here this Saturday, with the Harambee Stars holding their first training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies ground here Monday.
Saturday’s match, which will be held at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday, will be the second group match for Kenya, with 15 locally-based and five foreign-based players having reported to camp. The rest of the squad were set arrive on Monday night.
The Harambee Stars will be looking to register their first win in Group F, after falling 2-1 to Sierra Leone in their group opener last year, and will be coming up against a Ghanaian side which thrashed Ethiopia 5-0 in their first match.
The Harambee Stars last played Ghana 13 years ago in an international friendly match in 2005 which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Kenya lies third in Group F, three points behind Ghana and second placed Sierra Leone, who both won their opening matches, and will be out to give a good account of themselves against the West African nation in their quest for a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations set to be held in June 2019 in Cameroon.
Harambee Stars will next play away to Ethiopia on Oct 10r in Addis Ababa, before hosting them three days later in the return tie.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK