Kenya to battle Ghana in 2019 AFCON qualifiers

Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama tussles for the ball with Zambian skipper Rainford Kalaba. PHOTO: COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: National men’s soccer team Harambee Stars will battle giants Black Stars of Ghana in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

According to the draw, the two are pitted in Group F alongside Sierra Leone and Ethiopia.

The Pooling came out barely hours after the releasing of World FIFA Rankings on Thursday where Kenya is placed 87 globally while Ghana sits 54.

Meanwhile, neighbors Uganda and Tanzania will face off in Group L together with Cape Verde and Lesotho.

Defending champions Ivory Coast are in Group H alongside Guinea, Central African Republic and Rwanda.

There are a total of 12 Groups where group winners and the three best runners-up will join hosts Cameroon for the 2019 continental showpiece which will be the 32nd edition.

The 31st edition kicks off this Saturday in Gabon.
Full Draw

Group A: Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Sao Tome/Madagascar
Group B: Cameroon, Morocco, Malawi, Comoros/Mauritius
Group C: Mali, Gabon, Burundi, Djibouti/South Sudan
Group D: Algeria, Togo, Benin, Gambia
Group E: Nigeria, South Africa, Libya, Seychelles
Group F: Ghana, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Kenya
Group G: DR Congo, Congo, Zimbabwe, Liberia
Group H: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Central African Republic, Rwanda
Group I: Burkina Faso, Angola, Botswana, Mauritania
Group J: Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Swaziland
Group K: Zambia, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia
Group L: Cape Verde, Uganda, Tanzania, Lesotho