Harambee Stars lost their opening match against Sierra Leone away, meaning they cannot afford to lose against the Black Stars if they are keen to make it to the Afcon, a tournament they last featured in 2004.
|Game||Kenya v Ghana|
|Date||Saturday, September 8|
|Time||4pm (East African Time)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In Kenya, the game will be televised live on SuperSport.
|TV channel||Online stream|
|SuperSport 9 East||N/A|
|Kenya (local TV channel)||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Matasi, Otieno, Shikhalo|
|Defenders||Otieno, Atudo, Odhiambo, Onyango, Ochieng, Omar, Cheche, Okumu, Mohammed, Owino|
|Midfielders||Kahata, Hassan, Johanna, Akumu, Gonzalez, Omollo|
|Forwards||Mutamba, Jesse Were, Olunga, Ovella Ochieng|
The Harambee Stars will miss up to five influential players against the Black Stars. Gor Mahia custodian Boniface Oluoch is still nursing a shoulder injury while speedy winger Paul Were is out with a groin problem.
The match has come too soon for Tottenham midfielder and Kenyan captain Victor Wanyama, who has made a return from a knee injury. Defender Brian Mandela and winger Ayub Timbe are both suspended while Jesse Were and David Owino are a doubt for this game set for Kasarani Stadium.
Probable Kenya XI: Matasi, Atudo, Omar, Owino, Ochieng, Akumu, Omollo, Kahata, Johanna, Ovella and Olunga.
|Goalkeepers||Ati Zigi, Richard Ofori|
|Defenders||Afful, Opare, Amartey, Yiadom, Opoku|
|Midfielders||Acquah, Sackey, Ofori, Atsu, Gyasi, Asamoah, Acheampong, Ampomah|
|Forwards||Dwamena, Partey, Waris, Owusu|
Ghana will have to cope without the services of Boye and Adams, who are out owing to injuries. UD Levante’s 22-year-old striker Emmanuel Boateng is also out following a meniscus injury suffered against Bournemouth last season.
Asamoah Gyan, who was on target against Ethiopia, will not play a part after being axed by the technical bench.
Probable Ghana XI: Ofori, Afful, Opare, Opoku, Amartey, Asamoah, Acquah, Atsu, Acheampong, Partey and Dwamena.
Ghana started her campaign with flying colours, after defeating Ethiopia 5-0. A brace from Raphael Dwamena and goals apiece from Asamoah Gyan, Ebenezer Ofori and John Boye were enough to hand Walya Antelopes a lesson.
The Black Stars will be aiming at getting maximum points against their hosts Kenya, who went down 2-1 away to Sierra Leone in their opener. The Western Africa nation will come into the country without the services of Gyan, who has been left out, alongside the Ayew brothers, Jordan and Andre.
However, the likes of Daniel Amartey, who plays for Leicester, Inter Milan's Kwadwo Asamoah and Newcastle star Christian Atsu are among the players, in the traveling party. All eyes will be on Kashiwa Reysol striker Michael Olunga, who has started his stint in Japan on a high note.
French coach Sebastien Migne will handle Kenya for the first time in a top match since signing a three-year contract and he has vowed to get a positive result.
“Ghana is one of the best five teams in Africa. They beat Japan, they beat Ethiopia 5-0 it will be a huge task against us, but we will try to win and I hope fans will come out to support us,” Migne told Goal.
Ghana are leaders of Group F with three points while Kenya are second from bottom with no point after losing to Sierra Leone.