Harambee Stars land in Egypt for Afcon 2019

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Kenya national football team Harambee Stars have arrived in Egypt ready to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

This is Kenya’s sixth appearance in an Afcon competition.

The team landed in Egypt from France where they had a 19-day residential training camp.

Kenya is expected to undertake light training to accustom with the weather conditions of Egypt. 

While in Europe, Kenya played two friendly matches. One game was against Madagascar in Paris where they won 1-0 and another was against the Democratic Republic of Congo which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Afcon competition will kick off on Friday with Kenya’s first match coming up on Sunday against Algeria.

Kenya will miss the services of Maritzburg United defender Brian Mandela who incurred a meniscus tear in training last week. Mandela is expected to undergo an operation in France. FKF also confirmed that the experienced defender will join the rest of the squad in Egypt – even though he is not in head coach Sébastien Migné’s final 23-man squad for the tournament.

Migne is already sweating over the fitness of Musa Mohamed and Erick Ouma whom he says will be subjected to a late fitness test before the opener against Algeria.

Kenya will face Algeria on June 23 before clashing against neighbours Taifa Stars on June 27 and then finish the group with a tie against Senegal on July 1.

All Harambee Stars matches will be hosted in Cairo’s 30 June Stadium.

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