The Kenya National team, Harambee Stars is among 24 football teams from across Africa that will be competing at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt in June and July.
Kenya has been pitted against Algeria, Senegal and Tanzania in Group C of the Afcon 2019 tournament. Two wins in the group stage will guarantee Kenya a spot in the knockout stage. Get all the matches and best odds on M-Bet. Play the daily jackpot PERFECT 12 with 50 Ksh, and normal bets at Ksh 25.
Harambee Stars has never advanced to the knockout stage in AFCON for the five times they have participated in the continental tournament. The last time the Kenyan national team played in AFCON in Tunisia in 2004, they only managed a single win in the group stage… they beat Burkina Faso 3-0, having lost 3-1 to Mali and 3-0 to Senegal.
The most potent striker in Harambee Stars 2004 AFCON squad was Dennis Oliech, he single-handedly carried the Kenyan national team to the continental competition when he scored the winning goal against Cape Verde. Oliech is still Kenya’s all-time top scorer with 34 goals in 66 matches. There are a handful of players in Harambee Stars 2019 AFCON squad who can equally perform as well as Oliech.
The first player is Michael Olunga who has played in top-flight leagues in Europe and Asia. Olunga’s career blossomed while he played for Kenya’s giant Gor Mahia, he later moved to Swedish side IF Djurgardens where his performance improved. To get the latest sports updates, news, raffles and promotions, bonuses and free bets, download the free M-Bet App today.
Olunga was then bought by Chinese side Guizou Zhicheng before he joined La Liga side Girona FC on loan. The potent striker became the first Kenyan football player to play in Japanese J-League after he was signed by Kashiwa Reysol in August 2018.
Another Harambee Stars player to watch is none other than the squad’s own captain Victor Wanyama. The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has been a key player for his English club as well as the Kenyan national team.
Other players in Harambee Stars 2019 AFCON squad who will certainly make an impact include Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), and the super defender Joash Onyango ( Gor Mahia)
Harambee Stars’ first match at the 2019 Afcon tournament will be against Algeria on June 23rd. When you log in on M-Bet to place your bet, stake GG (goal-goal). Those mentioned players will surely deliver, they shall score at least a goal or two in their opening match.
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