Kenya look to shine against Zambia

2015-09-04 14:08
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Cape Town - Harambee Stars of Kenya will look to shine in their 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Group E Qualifier against Chipolopolo of Zambia this coming Sunday.

The hosts will hope to erase their 1-1 draw against Congo in their first qualifying tie in June and a win is something they’ll target to move up to four points.

Kenya are placed at the top of Group E standings with one point, above Congo purely on goals scored.

The match against the 2012 African champions is set to be a crucial tie for Congo as they want to consolidate their spot at the top of Group E.

Coached by Robert Williamson, the Kenyans will aim to fight for a win and derail Zambia’s plan of reaching Gabon in 2017.

The coach will be looking to skipper Victor Wanyama from Southampton and McDonald Mariga of Parma to lead the team to victory.

On the other hand, the Zambians are under pressure to bag a win as they’ve been given the mandate of ensuring that they book a place in Gabon at all costs by the association and sports ministry of their country. 

The Zambians managed to claim a point in their opening tie against Guinea Bissau as they failed to find the back of the net in the 0-0 draw.

Coach George Lwandamina has assembled a strong squad which consists of skipper Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala and Kabaso Chongo who are all from TP Mazembe in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Zambians have been busy since their opening qualifier in June which is a slight advantage over the hosts who have not played since drawing 1-1 against Congo in June.

Chipolopolo have played twice against Namibia and eventually beat the Brave Warriors 6-5 on penalties after a 3-3 draw in the Afcon Championships (Chan).

The match is set to get underway at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi on Sunday, September 6 at 15:00.

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