What Harambee Stars must do to break down Ghana's Black Stars

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Goal Kenya.
The Black Stars will be going for revenge against the visitors after they lost by a solitary goal in the first leg staged in Nairobi

Harambee Stars will take on Ghana's Black Stars in the final Afcon qualifying match hoping to finish top of Group F ahead of the West African nation.

It will be a tough call for Kenya who won the first leg by a solitary goal and went on to draw against Ethiopia away before winning 3-0 at home to qualify for the competition for the first time in 15 years.

Presently, the Harambee Stars have seven points to their name on the group table, a mark above the Black Stars.

It will be a massive test for Kenya to go in Ghana and get something from the game; so what should they do to avoid falling to the Black Stars?


Stop Ghana from taking the lead


Dennis Odhiambo of Sofapaka and Kenya v Thomas Partey of Ghana.

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Looking at the last five home games, Ghana has managed to score 12 goals out of 19 in the first half meaning only seven have come in the second half. They have also conceded three out of four goals in the second half. If Kenya can hold their hosts in the first 45 minutes, they can capitalize on their frustrations in the second half and get a goal.


Should play as a unit


It was not easy to come back with a point from Ethiopia because, at home, the Walya Antelopes are always a very ruthless side. Prior to the barren draw, Ethiopia had scored in each of their last five games in all competitions; impressive eight goals but Harambee Stars managed to get a clean sheet. The last time Ghana failed to score at home in the Afcon qualifier was way back in 2010 during the 0-0 against Sudan; they have gone to score in each of their last ten matches in the same competition. Only Uganda managed to hold them at home in the 2016 World Cup qualifier and Kenya must strive to give their best.


Concentrate from the first whistle


Sebastien Migne of Harambee Stars.

The crowd is expected to be big and as usual, the fans will try to intimidate the visitors and make them lose concentration. Kenya should not fall into that trap; they should focus on the game. Sticking to the game plan will be key for the Sebastien Migne led side; letting the mind drift away from that will definitely be a huge blow to the visitors.

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