Kenya, Ghana battle for top spot in Accra

Kenya, Ghana battle for top spot in Accra
Andre Ayew of Ghana reacts instructs teammates during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon Quarter Final football match between DR Congo and Ghana at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 29 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Mar 20, 2019. 17:00

Kenya and Ghana will do battle for top spot in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group F at Accra Sports Stadium in Accra on Saturday evening.

Kick-off is at 20h00 CAT.

The two nations have already booked their place at this year's tournament in Egypt, following a qualifying campaign that included the disqualification of Sierra Leone.

Kenya currently top the group with seven points from three fixtures, a place and point above second placed Ghana and six points clear of Ethiopia who were effectively eliminated from qualification contention following a 2-0 defeat to the Black Stars in November.

Jordan Ayew bagged a brace for the West African's in Addis Ababa as they sealed their spot at an eighth AFCON tournament in succession.

The Harambee Stars will only participate in their sixth AFCON tournament later this year, and their first since featuring at the 2004 showpiece hosted in Tunisia.

Kenya beat Ghana 1-0 in Nairobi last year thanks to an own goal from Nicholas Opoku in the first-half of the match.

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