Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
Comoros and Kenya face each other in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for the second time in just five days. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw win Nairobi, but it has to be noted that Comoros midfielder Youssouf M’Changama was sent off after just 41 minutes. The Guingamp footballer is banned for the reverse fixture, but the hosts are still seen as slim favourites to win the match.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Crvena Zvezda attacker El Fardou Ben, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Kenya have drawn each of their first three group games, and they are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach against Comoros as well. A close encounter is on the cards, but we predict that one goal from the home team is going to separate the two teams in Sunday’ clash.
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 (Kenya):
Kenya national football team represents Kenya on the international stage. Controlled by Football Kenya Federation, the Harambee Stars welcome their rivals at Moi International Sports Centre. Kenya have yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals, but in 2019 they will compete at the Africa Cup of Nations for the sixth time in the history of the national team.
The Kenyans were drawn with Senegal, Algeria and Tanzania in Group C. The Harambee Stars are well known for their red kit (home), but they wear both white and green colours when the playing on the travels as well. Kenya faced Uganda in their first ever international game, with the team sharing the spoils (1-1) with Uganda in Nairobi.
The Harambee Stars recorded their biggest win against Zanzibar (10-0) on October, 1961 and four years later they were outclassed by Ghana 12-2, which is considered the team’s biggest defeat.