Kenya will rely heavily on captain Victor Wanyama and striker Michael Olunga to get a win while Tanzania have their own stars in Mbwana Samatta and Simon Msuva.
The 2004 Afcon remains the best outing for Kenya’s Harambee Stars; they scored their first ever goal in the competition and went on to win their first match 3-0 against Burkina Faso.
Taifa Stars will have to give their best to stand a chance of winning against Kenya; they have won once, lost twice and drawn once in their last five matches against the Harambee Stars.
Overall, the two teams have had a long-running rivalry across all competitions, and after 44 meetings, Kenya have won 20, with 14 drawn and Tanzania claiming 14 wins.
Here is what Kenyans are writing on Twitter ahead of the showdown.
I cheer for the Harambee Stars 🇰🇪 in this #TotalAFCON2019 game against Tanzania 🇹🇿! Go Kenya! #KENTAN #FootballTogether i expect to see a good game of football displayed by both teams but with harambee stars winning at the end. Go! Go! harambee— Allehandro Deshatta (@ADeshatta) June 27, 2019
The boys needed this talk before their today's fixture. Hii ni fainali. Thanks @MarigaOfficial you've spoken like a big brother. Your presence brings hope to this team.— Beryl Wabulwenyi (@BerylRingos) June 27, 2019
All the best #HarambeeStars pic.twitter.com/eUSxgzWjQ2
Always proud of our #Harambeestars ..Toadys match is crucial to us and we can do it so Go go guys... We win together and we loose together...Put on that fighting spirit until the last 90+..#Kenyatunaweza pic.twitter.com/uZe8kpGBHT— Benjamin Journ (@JournBenjamin) June 27, 2019
#CofekCheerForStars Kenya vs Tanzania to take on each other for survival chances It's a must win for Harambee Stars if they hope to move to round of 16. 📸Artist courtesy(Masoud) pic.twitter.com/tyCwtitqi8— MARIGIRI🇰🇪 (@Dmarigiri_) June 27, 2019
We rally behind our team today. Let's get behind Harambee Stars #CofekCheerForStars— Gideon (@ItsLoftus) June 27, 2019
Yes WE lost to Algeria. These are young men who despite being let down by the system they fought their way to the AFCON.— Kakamega_pundit🇰🇪 (@Kakamega_pundit) June 26, 2019
They don't need to be mocked, they don't need our condemnation, they need encouragement. Retweet if you believe we should win #HarambeeStars
💪💪 #KENTAN pic.twitter.com/2lgrAW5ZLC
Let's turn our heads up tonight, we still rally behind you guys @harambee__stars @jaza_stadi @VictorWanyama @OgadaOlunga @paulwere1 @MasikaAyub @Ericjohana_17 @marcelo_ouma #Tunaweza #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/G3Fo1AZ0fL— OGINGA EVANS (@evanskart8ngal) June 27, 2019
We as Kenyans don’t care how the match will end , we may win (89%) or not (11%) but the fact remains that kenya 🇰🇪 will forever be above Tanzania 🇹🇿 on the AFRICAN MAP . go argue with your padlocks. Makufuli . #KENTAN #afcon2019 #HarambeeStars 🇰🇪 ✊ pic.twitter.com/ZFXrBPzh9r— MULAMWAH™ (@mulamwah) June 26, 2019
My team @harambee_stars i believe in you 💯👌🏽👌🏽,, i love you and support you all the way no matter what,, so lets do this tonight and celebrate 🎉 ,, #tunaweza warasta help me support our national team and let’s show them some move,cc @harambee_stars @football_kenya #teamkenya pic.twitter.com/H3naeVpswG— misskatiwa (@misskatiwa) June 27, 2019