Stars to leave for Egypt this Wednesday ahead of AFCON

Written By: Fred Muoki
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National Soccer team Harambee Stars will leave for Egypt this Wednesday ready to take part in the 2019 African Cup of Nations which kicks off this Friday in Cairo.

The team coached by Sebastien Migne has been training in Paris, France since the 31st of last month and will open their campaign against Algeria on the 23rd of this month then face Senegal and Tanzania in other group ‘C’ matches.

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Elsewhere, Harambee Star’s opponents in this month’s African Cup of Nations in Egypt Senegal have confirmed that Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is suspended for their opening match at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The 27-year-old will miss the Group ‘C’ fixture against Tanzania on 23rd June in Cairo after picking up two yellow cards in Senegal’s Nations Cup qualifiers.

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The tournament in Egypt, scheduled for 21st  June to 19th  July, will be Mane’s third Nations Cup finals and the second time he will miss Senegal’s opening match.

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Mane, who won the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool earlier this month, joined the Terranga Lions training camp in Spain on Thursday before he and his team-mates departed for Egypt on Friday.

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He is expected to play Senegal’s other group matches in Cairo against Algeria on 27 June and Kenya four days later. 

All the action will be broadcast live on KBC channel one, Idhaa ya Taifa and KBC’s Vernacular radio stations.

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