August 8, 2022

AFCON 2019: Kenya’s final is against Senegal

By Clive Kyazze

Kenyan striker Michael Olunga, captain Victor Wanyama, and coach Sebastien Migne are turning focus to their last group on July 1st tie against Senegal at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations.

Kenya will need maximum points from the game or at the worst-case scenario a draw to qualify for the next stage of the competition.

This is after the Harambee Stars defeated Tanzania 3-2 in the East Africa Derby at the June 30th Stadium on Thursday night, Olunga scored twice with Johanna Omolo scored the other.

Striker Micheal Olunga scored twice as Kenya defeated Tanzania 3-2 on Wednesday June 27th, 2019 PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

“That game is a final for us and we will hopefully put everything and fight for everything to make sure we get something as well. Now we have confidence going into the next match,” Wanyama said after the game.

Trailing 1-0, Olunga levelled matters for Kenya in the first half with a fantastic bicycle kick before grabbing the winner ten minutes to full time, the striker was later named the Total man of the match.

“This game was very important for us to win; we thank God for the massive three points. Now that’s behind us, we have to regroup again and focus on Senegal, they are another challenge, and they are a good squad,” Olunga said after the match.

Kenya lost their opener against Algeria 2-0, the 3-2 win was a huge boost for them, a win against Senegal will take them to four points and might sneak into the last 16.

Already eliminated Tanzania will take on Algeria who will be looking for maximum points on the same day and time at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo.

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