Patrick Matasi and the other key players for Harambee Stars against Madagascar

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Patrick Matasi keeper for Harambee Stars.
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The two nations are using this game to gauge their preparedness ahead of the Afcon finals, which is set to start on June 21 in Egypt

Harambee Stars will face Madagascar in a friendly match that will help coach Sebastien Migne shape his side ahead of the Africa Cup of Nation finals.

Madagascar are pooled in Group B alongside Burundi, Guinea and West African giants Nigeria while Kenya’s Harambee Stars are in Group C with North African giants Algeria, West African powerhouse Senegal and neighbours Tanzania.

Kenyan coach Migne insists he will use the friendly matches against Madagascar and DR Congo to help name his final squad for the tournament that will kick off on June 21 in Egypt.

“I think now step by step we are building something good for the Afcon but before that, we have two friendly matches against Madagascar and DR Congo and remember I am waiting for some answers from some players in camp before I give my final list of 23 players," Migne told reporters in France after a training session.

“It is not easy and we must try to think hard and keep the good harmony of the group, to have a positive vibe in the team and it will not be easy to come up with the final list but we are working hard and in the end we must get the best to take to Egypt.”

Below, Goal parades some of the players he will bank on to get a decent result against Madagascar on Friday night.

 

 

  1. Patrick Matasi
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    Patrick Matasi

    The custodian conceded just one goal in the four qualification matches. The entire team will rely on him to make saves and initiate attacks from his position. Organising his defense will be key for the former AFC Leopards keeper, who currently turns out for St. George of Ethiopia.

  2. Musa Mohammed
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    Musa Mohammed

    His partnership with Joash Onyango was outstanding during the qualifying matches. The former Gor Mahia skipper led from the back and was superb when organising the backline. He has another chance to impress with only a few days left to the Afcon finals.

  3. Victor Wanyama
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    Victor Wanyama

    After starting the season on a bad note owing to a niggling knee injury, the Kenyan skipper returned to form late into the season with Tottenham Hotspur. Of late he has been struggling to impress for the national team, but this time round he has to step up and help the team reach greater heights.

  4. Erick Johanna
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    Erick Johanna

    He was involved in all four goals Kenya scored in the qualifiers and will play a vital role to help the team perform well at Afcon. Whether he plays behind the striker or in the wing, he has the ability to create goals and score.

  5. Masoud Juma
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    Masoud Juma

    Many questions have been raised over his match fitness considering the fact that he has not been actively involved in competitive football for the past season. With Michael Olunga joining the team late, Juma has to grab the opportunity and answer his critics with a top class display.