Kenya vs Senegal: Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne names Senegal as AFCON favourites

Kenya vs Senegal: Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne names Senegal as AFCON favourites

Fred Kennedy
July 1, 2019 at 8:42 AM

Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has identified Kenya's Africa Cup of Nations Group C rivals, Senegal, as the tournament's favourites.

Stars are set to battle Lions of Teranga in their last group match on Monday, July 1, in a clash that could decide who seals a place in the next round.

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Both sides have three points each, but Senegal sit second above Kenya on the group with a superior goal difference.

Speaking to reporters in his press conference, Migne admitted his side would find it difficult to challenge the star-studded Senegal side.

He was however quick to add that he is ready to unleash his charges to face the Aliou Cisse-tutored side when they face off at the 30 June Stadium.

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"They have a lot of experience and in my opinion, they are one of the biggest favourites for the tournament. It will be a difficult match but at least we are ready," Migne said.

Meanwhile, reported Harambee Stars could welcome back the return of defensive duo Joash Onyango and Philemon Otieno ahead of their last AFCON Group C tie against Senegal.

Onyango missed the team's two openers against Algeria and Tanzania with an injury, as Otieno sat out against the East African nation with an ankle problem.

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However, the pair is now said to have resumed training and could be in line for a starting role against the Lions of Teranga.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) media liaison Barry Otieno divulged to Goal the two players are now in contention to feature in the decisive encounter.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.
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