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