Stars hold Ethiopia to inch closer to Afcon 2019

Wednesday October 10 2018

 

By CHARLES OMONDI
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Kenya's Harambee Stars improved their chances of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) when they held hosts Ethiopia 0-0.

Playing in Group F, Harambee Stars even had a taste of the goal five minutes before half time, but the effort from striker Michael Olunga, who plays in Japan, was ruled out for offside.

Face each other

The neighbours are set to face each other again on Sunday in Nairobi.

Both teams now have four points from their three matches so far.

The other match in this group between Ghana and Sierra Leone has been called off by the Confederation of African Football as Leone Stars are currently banned from global football.

Two games

It is still unclear whether the games between the Black Stars and the Leone Stars, who both have three points from two matches, will be played at some point in the future.

Zambia host Guinea-Bissau in Group K in Lusaka later on Wednesday while the other game in that group sees Mozambique hosting Namibia on Saturday afternoon.

Guinea-Bissau and and Mozambique are on four points after the opening two games while Zambia and Namibia have a point apiece.

Kenya last played in the Afcon in 2004 under coach Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee.

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