AFCON Preview: Kenya vs. Tanzania

TWO sides in desperate need of three points are set to meet in Cairo.

Both Tanzania and Kenya were beaten 2-0 in their opening Group C matches – and know that another defeat will all but end their Africa Cup of Nations campaign.

 Kenya found Algeria too strong in their Group C opener
Kenya found Algeria too strong in their Group C openerCredit: Reuters

What time does Kenya vs Tanzania kick off?

THIS match will be held on Thursday, June 27. 

Kick-off is at 9pm BST.

When the sides last met in 2017, Tanzania won a tight game 1-0.

What TV channel is Kenya vs Tanzania on and can I live stream it free?

YOU can watch this game live by heading to Eurosport 2.

If you have a basic Sky Entertainment package, you can find the channel as part of your subscription on Sky 413.

Whilst those of you wishing to stream can watch for free by snapping up a seven-day Eurosport Player trial.

Click here to sign up – the cost will be £6.99/month if you don’t cancel before the end of the trial.

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Kenya squad

Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (St. George, Ethiopia), Faruok Shikhalo (Bandari FC), John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks)

Defenders: Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Abud Omar (Sepsi Sfantu, Romania), David Owino (Zesco United, Zambia), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Erick Ouma (Vasalund IF, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA)

Midfielders: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Eric Johanna (IF Bromma, Sweden), Ismael Gonzales (UD Las Palmas, Spain), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka FC), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Paul Were (AFC Leopards), Ochieng Ovella (IF Vasalund, Sweden), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China)

Forwards: Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), John Avire (Sofapaka), Masoud Juma (Al Nasr Benghazi, Libya)

Tanzania squad

Goalkeepers: Aishi Manula (Simba), Metacha Mnata (Mbao), Aron Kalambo (Tanzania Prisons).

Defenders: Hassan Ramadhan (Nkana, Zambia), Vincent Philipo (Mbao), Mohammed Hussein (Simba) Erasto Nyoni (Simba), Kelvin Yondan (Yanga), Gardiel Michael (Yanga), Ally Mtoni (Lipuli), Aggrey Morris (Azam FC).

Midfielders: Feisal Salum (Yanga), Himid Mao (Petrojet, Egypt), Frank Domayo (Azam), Mudathir Yahya (Azam), Simon Msuva (Difaa El-Jadidi, Morocco), Farid Mussa (Tenerife, Spain)

Forwards: Yahya Zayd (Ismailia, Egypt), Rashid Mandawa (BDF, Botswana), Abdi Yussuf Mussa (Blackpool, England), John Bocco (Simba SC), Thomas Ulimwengu (JS Saoura, Algeria) Mbwana Ally Samatta (KRC Genk, Belgium)

Kenya coach Sebastien Migne accepts his players were “afraid” as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Algeria in their Africa Cup of Nations opener and urged them to show fighting spirit against Tanzania.

The Harambee Stars conceded twice in nine first-half minutes as Baghdad Bounedjah and Riyad Mahrez found the net in Cairo to get Algeria’s Group C campaign off to a flying start.

As such, Migne is aware a positive result against Tanzania, who lost 2-0 to Senegal in their first group game, is vital if Kenya are to maintain hope of progressing beyond the group stage.