Thu 11 Jun 2015, 10:41
Harambee Stars face Congo in a Group E qualifier for the 2017 Afcon tournament to be broadcast live on SuperSport.
Harambee Stars begin their quest for a place at the 2017 Afcon tournament on Sunday, 14 June when they faceoff with Congo in Brazzaville in a Group E qualifier to be broadcast live on SuperSport.
Kenya last qualified for the continent’s biennial showpiece in 2004 and will looking for a positive start in the group that also has 2012 champions Zambia and Guinea Bissau.
Southampton star Victor Wanyama is set to skipper the side and anchor the midfield together with Johana Omollo, Ayub Timbe and Teddy Akumu.
In the absence of first choice goalkeeper Arnold Origi, coach Bobby Williamson will have to decide who replaces him between the posts with Gor Mahia’s Boniface Oluoch and Wycliffe Kasaya of AFC Leopards in contention.
Zesco United’s David Owino and Saudi Arabia based David Ochieng should hold things together in central defence with Edwin Wafula set to start at right back.
El Merreikh’s Allan Wanga will lead the hunt for goals with inform Michael Olunga, Jesse Were and Jacob Keli expected to provide support.
They face the Red Devils who surprised many at this year’s Afcon by reaching the quarterfinals.
Coached by the wily Claude le Roy, the hosts start the match as favourites especially with home advantage coming to play. Thievy Bifouma, Prince Oniangue, Delvin N’Dinga and Fabrice Ondama will play significant roles for the Diables Rouges.
Sunday, 14 June
Congo vs Kenya on SS9E/SS5/Select1 at 16:20 CAT