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Harambee Stars' injury concerns ahead of AFCON

Harambee Stars' injury concerns ahead of AFCON

19 Jun 2019, 13:20

Harambee Stars have landed safely in Egypt ready for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, which is set to kick off on June 21st. 

Head Coach Sebastien Migne, however, has some injury concerns, with Musa Mohamed, Erick Ouma and Ayub Timbe all set to be assessed before their first match against Algeria on June 23rd.

Timbe was withdrawn during Stars'1-1 draw against DR Congo on Saturday, even though he allayed fears of a serious injury concern after the match, saying he was fit and ready to go against the Desert Foxes. 

It will be a serious headache for Migne if the players fail to pass the fitness test, having seen Brian Mandela ruled out due to an injury in training. 

Stars has been camping in France for the past three weeks in readiness for the tournament, where they played two friendly matches. 

They beat Madagascar 1-0 in their first match, before the one-all draw against the Central Africa nation. 

This will be the first time Stars will feature in the tournament after a 15-year absence, with hopes high after a decent qualification campaign. 

They are pooled in Group C against Senegal, Algeria and Tanzania, and will play Taifa Stars on June 27 before winding up group assignment against the Lions of Teranga on July 1st. 

Read more: 12 Players to fly the Kenyan Premier League flag in AFCON



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