Harambee Stars drawn alongside Egypt, Togo in 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Harambee Stars drawn alongside Egypt, Togo in 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Kenya's Harambee Stars have been drawn against Egypt, Togo and Comoros Islands in Group G for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

This follows the draw that was conducted on Thursday evening in Cairo, Egypt, a day before the AFCON finals. 

This will be the first time the Stars face Egypt in qualifier matches but have in the past faced the other two opponents in the group. 

Stars ended their 15-year absence from the continental showpiece by qualifying for the 2019 tournament but were unable to get past the group stage.

They suffered a 2-0 defeat to Algeria in their opening match, before redeeming themselves to beat neighbours Tanzania 3-2 in the second match, but were drubbed 3-0 in the last match of the group by Senegal. 

The team will hope to build on their recent encouraging performances, with the majority of the fans in agreement that the team was finally making strides. 

Here are the rest of the groups;

Group A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Liberia/ Chad

Group B: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan/Seychelles

Group C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius/Sao Tome

Group D: DR Congo, Gabon, Angola, Djibouti v Gambia

Group E: Morocco, Mauritania, CAR, Burundi

Group F: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Rwanda

Group G: Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Comoros

Group H: Algeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana

Group I: Senegal, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Eswatini

Group J: Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea

Group K: Ivory Coast, Niger, Madagascar, Ethiopia

Group L: Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Lesotho

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