How win over Tanzania put Kenya on the brink of qualification to the knockout round

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Following the win against Tanzania, Harambee Stars revived their hopes of making it past the group stages of the Africa Cup Of Nations for the first time in their history. Sebastian Migne’s charges came from behind twice to win 3-2 against the East African neighbors Taifa Stars.

The win sets up a tantalizing final group C match against Senegal. Both teams are tied on 3 points having won once and lost one basically making the Monday night clash a winner takes it all affair. The Lions of Teranga, however, have a slightly better goal difference which means that a draw would see the Harambee Stars finish third in the group.

Harambee Stars could still qualify should they finish third since 4 of the best 3rd placed teams earn qualification to the knockout phase of the tournament. Sebastian Migne’s side currently top the list of the best 3rd placed teams with 3 points. The rest are Benin, Angola, Zimbabwe and Guinea all with a point each.

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Harambee Stars can however not afford to lose against Senegal as it would put their chances of qualification in jeopardy. A point would almost automatically confirm Kenya’s entry into the knockout rounds which would be a historic feat for Migne and his team.

First, the team needs to sort out the defensive issues that have plagued them in the past two matches. 4 goals conceded from two matches is not a healthy return especially after conceding just 1 goal in the qualifiers which was the best defensive record.

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