Kenya’s National soccer team, Harambee Stars, take on Ethiopia in an AFCON group F qualifier, this afternoon, at 4.00pm. In their first leg, the two teams played out to a barren draw, in Ethiopia. Kenya sits at the summit of group F and won’t afford to flop at home, today.
And, with less than 5 hours to kick off, Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, is almost full. Patriotic fans started walking in as early as 8.00am this morning. Today’s match is a must win for the Kenyans in order to return to the Continental show piece, African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) finals, next year after 15 years in the cold. The Kenyans sensationally silenced the highly rated Black stars of Ghana, 1-0, in their last game at kasarani few weeks ago.
Large security detail will keep vigil to ensure no major ugly incidences.
Various luminaries have been sending messages of success to the local boys, we sample some here:
Hon. Boni Khalwale: “Harambee Stars, I may not be at Kasarani Stadium today but I do wish u an emphatic win against Ethiopia.”
Senator Moses Wetangula: “I salute our Harambee stars and wish them sweet victory in the Afcon match against The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.”
H.E William Ruto, DP: “Visited Harambee Stars training camp at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi County in a show of solidarity and delivered a goodwill message from Government and Kenyans ahead of the crunch Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia. The boys are in high spirits and raring to go.”
Hon. Raila Odinga: “Go #HarambeeStars this is our moment. All the way to the #AFCON2019”
See a collection of multi-media, related to this clash, below: