Stars' coach Migne excited ahead of AFCON 2019 draw
Kenya's Harambee Stars is in Pot Three and coach Sebastian Migne is excited ahead of the draw set for Friday evening in Cairo Egypt
Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne says he is ‘impatient’ and can’t wait to know who Kenya draws in Friday night’s African Cup of Nations draw in Cairo, Egypt. Kenya are making it into the Cup of Nations for the first time since 2004 and on Migne’s maiden attempt at qualification.
“Of course we are excited to know which opponent we have and which dates we will start the competition. It’s important also that we know where our venue will be so that we can plan on the camp and the kind of friendly games we will play,” the tactician said ahead of the draw.
Stars are in pot three of the draw alongside neighbors Uganda, South Africa, Benin as well as debutants Mauritania and Madagascar. The pots have been determined using the latest FIFA rankings released last week.
The teams have been put in four pots of six teams each with the best ranked teams in Pot 1, the next six in two, the next in three and the least ranked teams in pot four.
As hosts, Egypt are in Pot One alongside defending champions Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria and Morocco. Pot Two has DR Congo, Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Algeria.
Pot four has the least ranked teams Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guinea Bissau, Angola, Tanzania and Burundi.
Mauritania, Madagascar and Burundi are making it into the Cup of Nations for the first time ever