Kenya’s Harambee Stars have been handed former champions Ghana, neighbors Ethiopia and Sierra Leone in Group F qualifier for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) which will be held in Cameroon.

Due to improved rankings, Kenya will head straight into the group stages and avoid the preliminary round qualifiers as has happened before.

The first round of group matches will be played in June with the fixture expected to be drafted soon after the draw conducted on Thursday night in Libreville, Gabon.

Kenya will be seeking to return to the AFCON for the first time since 2004 and the current Football Kenya Federation office after missing the 2017 event pegged their hopes on the Cameroon tournament.

Group L will also see another local derby of sorts with Uganda pooled against East Africa neighbors Tanzania as well as Lesotho and Cape Verde.

We wish our Harambee Stars the best!

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