Harambee Stars to face Tanzania again just days after AFCON

Harambee Stars to face Tanzania again just days after AFCON

Kenya will now face Tanzania's Taifa Stars in the CHAN Qualifier set for end of July

CAF  has announced changes to the 2020 CHAN Qualifiers with host nation Ethiopia and Djibouti now included in the qualifying competition.

In a statement released by Football Kenya Federation on Monday, CAF has rescheduled the match with a new draw  seeing Kenya take on Tanzania's Taifa Stars , the first leg set for Daresalaam Tanzania on the  last week of July.

This will be less than a month after the two teams  met at the June 30th stadium in Cairo during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations where Kenya twice came from behind to beat the Taifa Stars 3-2.

CHAN is a tournament reserved for local based players and it will be interesting to see the East African rivalry renewed at this stage.

Kenya had initially been drafted to face Burundi.

In a statement posted on the Federation's website , FKF announced that , " Having been scheduled to face Burundi in fixtures released by the Confederation of African Football early this year, Kenya now has a new opponent in the Taifa Stars following CAF’s decision to include Djibouti and tournament hosts Ethiopia in the qualification phase.

"In the re-done draw, Harambee Stars will travel to Tanzania for the first leg set to be played between July 26 and July 28, with the second leg set to be played in Nairobi between August 2, and August 4, 2019."

According to the statement , "The aggregate winner of the two-legged qualifier will face off with either Ethiopia or Djibouti in the second and final qualifying round, to be played on a date set to be announced in due course. The final tournament, reserved for players actively featuring in their respective national championships, has been scheduled for January 2020 in Ethiopia."

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