It’s now official that Kenya’s Harambee Stars have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) slated for June 15 to July 11.
This is after the Confederation of African Football (Caf) disqualified Sierra Leone last Friday following an Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana. The West African nation is also suspended from all football activities by the world governing body, Fifa due to government interference.
“The Caf Executive committee decided that Sierra Leone is disqualified,” Caf communication director Nathalie Rabe told Nation Sport on Monday.
“So the group “F” is composed of three teams; Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya,” she added.
The development means Kenya is assured of a top two finish regardless of the outcome of their final match against Ghana since they top the group with seven points, one ahead of four-time champions Black Stars with a game to spare. Ethiopia are bottom with one point having played all their four matches.
The top two teams from each group qualify for the 24-team tournament.