Harambee Stars to play Madagascar in first pre-Afcon friendly in France

Harambee Stars to play Madagascar in first pre-Afcon friendly in France, Fred Kennedy
June 3, 2019 at 5:53 PM

Kenya national team, Harambee Stars will play their first pre-Afcon friendly match against Madagascar on Friday, June 7, in France.

The team is currently camping in France in preparations for the biannual tournament that will be staged in Egypt later this month.

Kenya will be returning to the continental scene after a 15-year absence and coach Sebastien Migne will be looking to guide his charges past the group stages.

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Football Kenya Federation has now confirmed that the team will take on Madagascar to aid their preparations.

"Harambee Stars is set to play Madagascar in the first pre-AFCON friendly match on Friday, 7th June,2019 at the Stade Robert-Robin in Paris, starting 2000H (2100 EAT)," a statement by the governing body said.

Migne has a squad of 27-players in France. After training for three weeks, the Frenchman will drop four players before heading to Egypt.

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Squad in France:

Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi, John Oyemba, Faruk Shikalo

Defenders: Abud Omar, Joash Onyango, Joseph Okumu, Musa Mohammed, David Owino, Bernard Ochieng, Brian Mandela, Philemon Otieno, Eric Ouma

Midfielders: Victor Wanyama, Anthony Akumu, Ismael Gonzalez, Ayub Timbe, Francis Kahata, Ovella Ochieng, Dennis Odhiambo, Eric Johanna, Paul Were, Cliffton Miheso, Johanna Omollo

Forwards: John Avire, Masud Juma, Christopher Mbamba, Michael Olunga

Story by Kevin Teya, correspondent.

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