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Harambee Stars fall to Guinea Bissau

Harambee Stars quest for a ticket to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals suffered a potentially irreparable damage after they were beaten 1-0 by Guinea Bissau away in Bissau late on Wednesday evening.

The Stars needed to win the match to give their stuttering campaign a glimmer of hope but Bissau’s forward Idrissa Camara struck beautifully in the 19th minute to leaves Stars dreams hanging by a thread.

Through sheer artistry and class, Camara made an run into the box to meet a cross from the right wing with a header beating Arnold Origi at his near post.


The defeat leaves Kenya on the brink of elimination. From three matches, Kenya has picked just a point which came in 1-1 draw against Congo in September last year.

Kenya then fell 1-2 to Zambia in Nairobi in their second match of the campaign.

Stars must now win all their three remaining matches and hope the other results go their way to have a realistic chance of qualifying for the continental showpiece.

Harambee Stars line up: Arnold Origi, Musa Mohamed, James Situma, David Owino, Brian Mandela, Victor Wanyama, Patillah Omotto(Antony Akumu) Eric Johanna (Jesse Were), Johanna Omollo, Clifton Miheso (Ovella Ochieng) Michael Olunga