Harambee Stars land in Cairo ahead of AFCON 2019

The Kenyan national team- Harambee Stars have landed in Egypt for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations set to kick-off from Friday 21st June after a 19-day residential training in France.

According to the FA, Stars landed in Cairo on Tuesday, June 19, 2019, and were scheduled to hold light training sessions on Wednesday 19th-today.

Kenya are making an appearance at the continental championship after an absence spanning over 15 years and have the Desert Foxes of Algeria as their first assignment in Group C of the AFCON.

Stars land in Egypt [IMAGE- FA]

Sebastien Migne’s charges- while in pre-AFCON camp in France and Spain, played two quality friendly matches against Madagascar and the Leopards of DR Congo. They won 1-0 against Madagascar and shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with the DRC.

The other two teams in Kenya’s pool are neighbors Tanzania and the Teranga Lions of Senegal. Algeria- however, will be Migne’s first task on June 23 and then Taifa Stars will be up next on June 27.

AFCON favorites Senegal are the Stars’ last hurdle- a fixture set for July 1, 2019.

The 2019 showpiece will be played in 4 cities in Egypt-a and across six different venues. 24 teams will take part.