AFCON2019: Harambee Stars set to jet in

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Harambee Stars contingent will jet into the country on Thursday morning after they were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations.

Kenya’s fate lied in Cameroon defeating Benin on Tuesday evening but after the Indomitable Lions held to a draw, Stars crashed out of the biannual competition and they will be hoping to qualify for the 2021 edition.

Football Kenya Federation has now confirmed that the team will leave Cairo on Wednesday evening and is expected in the country on Thursday morning.

Stars will then shift focus to African Championship (CHAN) qualifier match against Tanzania scheduled for late July and early August. Should Stars oust Tanzania in the two-legged tie, they will face the winner the tie between Ethiopia and Djibouti in the second and final round. The aggregate winner will qualify for CHAN.

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The Kenya National team, Harambee Stars, is set to jet out to Nairobi from Cairo on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 10.45 pm EAT. The team is expected in Nairobi on Thursday at 3.30 am.

This comes after Kenya picked up a win and two losses in Group C, finishing third behind Algeria and Senegal.

Focus now shifts to the upcoming Africa Nations Championships Qualifiers where Stars take on Tanzania in the first round set to be played this month. The first leg will be played between July 26 and July 28, with the second leg slated for August 4, 2019, in Nairobi.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed, meanwhile, treated the team to a luncheon in Egypt on Tuesday, flanked by Kenyan Ambassador to Egypt H.E Joff Otieno. The Sports CS expressed her congratulatory message to the team for putting up a strong fight despite not booking an automatic round of 16 slot.

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