Harambee stars qualifies for AFCON

Kenyan stars Harambee stars who have qualified for AFCON PHOTO COURTESY

The Kenya national team Harambee stars have qualified for the 2019 AFCON tournament to be staged in June to July according to reports coming from Ghana.

This was after the  CAF management held an exclusive meeting on Friday in Accra to give directions following an earlier decision by the world football governing body FIFA to ban Sierra Leone from all football activities.

Kenya is top in Group F with 7 points and the reports indicate that the FIFA ban has prompted the CAF executive committee to disqualify Sierra Leone which Kenya was slated to play.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the 24 teams Afcon tournament.

This comes a day after Harambee stars were nominated by the Confederation of African Football for the best team of the year award.

Meanwhile, Cameroon who were supposed to host the 2019 AFCON tournament were on Friday evening stripped of the rights to host the tourney due to unpreparedness.

Morocco has been fronted as a  favorite take over to the now expanded 24-team tournament, which is slated for  June 15-July 13 next year.

Sources say the new host is supposed to be unveiled before the end of the year.