The Harambee Stars, who are set to play in their sixth tournament, have previously participated in five Afcon competitions in 1972, 1988, 1990, 1992 and 2004, without qualifying for the knockout stage.
Here's all you need to know about Kenya at the Afcon ahead of the 32nd edition of the tournament.
Kenya Afcon 2019 Group C Table
Kenya Afcon 2019 Group C Fixtures
|Date||Game||Time (Kenya)||Venue & Results|
|June 23||Senegal vs. Tanzania||8pm||30 June Stadium (n/a)|
|June 23||Algeria vs. Kenya||11pm||30 June Stadium (n/a)|
|June 27||Senegal vs. Algeria||8pm||30 June Stadium (n/a)|
|June 27||Kenya vs. Tanzania||11pm||30 June Stadium (n/a)|
|July 01||Tanzania vs. Algeria||10pm||Al-Salam Stadium Cairo (n/a)|
|July 01||Kenya vs. Senegal||10pm||30 June Stadium (n/a)|
Kenya Afcon 2019 squad
Defenders: Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Abud Omar (Sepsi Sfantu, Romania), David Owino (Zesco United, Zambia), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United, Kenya), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Erick Ouma (Vasalund IF, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA)
Midfielders: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Anthony Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Eric Johanna (IF Bromma, Sweden), Ismael Gonzales (UD Las Palmas, Spain), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka FC, Kenya), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Christopher Mbamba (Oskarshamns AIK,Sweden), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya) and Clifton Miheso (Olimpico Montijo. Portugal).
Forwards: Paul Were (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz, Kenya), John Avire (Sofapaka, Kenya), Masud Juma (Al-Nasr Benghazi, Libya), Ochieng Ovella (IF Vasalund, Sweden).
Kenya Afcon 2019 qualifying results
|Fixtures||1st Leg||2nd Leg|
|Sierra Leone vs. Kenya||2-1||NOT PLAYED|
|Kenya vs. Ethiopia||3-0||0-0|
|Kenya vs. Ghana||1-0||0-1|
Kenya progressed to the finals as runners-up from Group F after Ghana’s Black Stars finished top with nine points, two more than the East Africans.
Kenya defeated Ethiopia (3-0) and Ghana (1-0) at home and picked up a point from their 0-0 draw against the Walya Antelopes in Addis Ababa.
The Stars had opened the qualifying campaign against Sierra Leone and lost 2-1 in Freetown after going down to 10 men when South Africa-based defender Brian Mandela was red carded just as the first half ended.
Sierra Leone were later suspended by Fifa for alleged government interference, thus reducing the Group to three competitors, and by the time Kenya travelled to face the Black Stars in Accra, where they lost by a solitary goal, they had already booked a place in the finals.