Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
Kenya quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Algeria, with the team coming from behind to beat Tanzania in their second group game. The Harambee Stars managed to keep their hopes of booking their place in the last 16 alive, but they will have a big fish to fry in Monday’s clash against Senegal. Kenya are determined to make it to the AFCON knockout stages for the first time ever, but given the number of high-profile players in the away team, we are not tempted to put our money on the Harambee Stars.
Sadio Mane returned from suspension in a 1-0 loss to Algeria and, no doubt, all eyes will be on the Liverpool ace when Senegal take on Kenya in their last group game. Seeing that the Kenyans are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Monday’s match, we believe that the Lions of Teranga will have a number of opportunities to score on the break.
Highlighted Player (Victor Wanyama):
Over the years Victory Wanyama has established himself as one of the best Kenyan footballers. Wanyama started his senior career at Belgian club Beerschot and after scoring 2 goals in 51 appearances in the league for de Ratten, he moved to Celtic in 2011.
The defensive midfielder, who is very strong in the tackle, decided to leave the Hoops in 2013, signing a deal with Premier League side Southampton for a fee of £12.5 million.During his spell at St. Mary’s Stadium Victory Wanyama established himself as a first-team regular at Southampton and thanks to his thrilling displays with the Saints, Tottenham Hotspur chiefs made a tempting offer for the Kenya international.
In 2016 Wanyama signed a four-year deal with the capital club and he has been playing for Spurs ever since. The Tottenham midfielder was born in Nairobi on June 25, 1991 and he made his international debut for the Kenya national team in a friendly against Nigeria in May, 2007.
Highlighted Team (Senegal):
The Senegaesel national football team made their first appearance at Africa Cup of Nations back in 1965, with the team finishing the tournament in fourth place. The Lions of Teranga booked their place at the FIFA World Cup finals in 2002 (for the first time) and they did remarkably well to make it to the quarter-finals of the showpiece tournament in South Korea and Japan.
Senegal defeated Sweden in the last 16, with Henri Camara scoring the winner for the African team in the extra time. The Lions of Teranga have yet to win the African Cup of Nations, but they made it to the final of the tournament in 2002. Senegal faced Cameroon in the title game and they were more than unfortunate to lose the Africa Cup of Nations final on penalties.
Former Liverpool ace El Hadji Diouf is probably the most famous footballer who played for the Senegalese national team. Senegal play their home games at Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor and the capacity of the venue is 60,000.