2019 AFCON qualifiers: Kenya move to top of Group F standings

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
 2019 AFCON qualifiers underway
2019 AFCON qualifiers underway

Kenya moved to the top of Group F standings on four points after earning a point in their away game against Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying game against Ethiopia on Wednesday.

With the group standings tight with all four teams on three points, but seperated by goals, Match Day Three was to enable the teams make inroads, but in the end, the two teams in action, Ethiopia and Kenya managed a goalless draw, and thus increased their point build up to four each.  Kenya however, top on better goal aggregrate.

With the other group game between Ghana and Sierra Leone at the Kumasi Stadium cancelled as a result of a FIFA ban on Sierra Leone, Kenya and Ethiopia would dominate at the top, until action resumes for the other group members. 

The two countries will lock horns again in the fourth round of the  qualifiers which Kenya host in Nairobi on October 14.

The game saw the return of Tottenham star, Victor Wanyama for Kenya's Harambee Stars, but the Walias, determined to hold their own and make the most of their home advantage, kept midfielder at bay.

Group F
Sierra Leone 2, Kenya 1
Ghana 5, Ethiopia
Kenya 1, Ghana 0
Ethiopia 1, Sierra Leone 0
Ethiopia 0, Kenya 0
Ghana v Sierra Leone (cancelled)

Upcoming matches
October 13, 2018
Kenya v Ethiopia
Sierra Leone v Ghana

Group F standings          

Team                  P    W    D     L    GF    GA    GD    PTS
Kenya                3     1     0     1     2      2       0      4
Ethiopia             3     0     0     1     1      5     -4      4
Ghana                2     1     0     1     5      1      4      3
Sierra Leone      2     1     0     1     2      2      0      3