Ethiopia v Kenya: Kick off, TV channel, squad news & preview

The last time Harambee Stars reached the Afcon finals was way back in 2004 in Tunis, Tunisia under coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee

Things are thick for Ethiopia in Group F after Fifa banned Sierra Leone following government interference.

The Walya Antelopes had registered a 1-0 win against the West African side a couple of weeks ago, but after the recent developments it means they are bottom of the Group with no point after suffering an embarrassing 5-0 defeat against Ghana in the opener.

As it stands, Kenya celebrated the decision by Fifa to ban Sierra Leone, after that heartbreaking 2-1 loss in the Group F opener. The Sebastien Migne coached side redeemed their chances of making it to Cameroon next year after, against all odds, after beating favorites Ghana by a solitary goal.

Game Ethiopia vs Kenya
Date Wednesday, October 10
Time 4:00pm Kenyan Time

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In Kenya, the game will be shown live on SuperSport.

DSTV channel Free-to-air channel 
SuperSport 9 NONE

Squads & Team News

Position Missing players

As it stands, Ethiopia are going into the match without any major injury concerns considering the fact that most of their players in camp are fit and ready. 

Probable Ethiopia XI: Asefa, Tesfaye, Kassim, Tamene, Adugna, Zeleke, Belay, Bekele, Assefa, Okuri and Kebede.

Position Missing player
Defender David 'Calabar' Owino

Harambee Stars will have to do without the services of the injured David Owino and the suspended duo of Joash Onyango and Ayub Timbe. Victor Wanyama and Brian Mandela are however, available for selection after missing the Ghana tie.

Probable Kenya XI: Matasi, Otieno, Omar, Musa, Ochieng, Odhiambo, Wanyama, Johanna, Ovela, Ouma and Olunga.

Match Preview

Pattilah Omotto, Sebastien Migne, Whyvonne Isuza of Harambee Stars.

Bahir Dar Stadium will host the 43rd meeting between the two sides; and something interesting is that the Walya Antelopes have never lost a match in this Stadium that is about four years old.

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It will be the second time in four years that Kenya will be playing in the same venue. In 2015, they suffered a 2-0 defeat during the Chan qualifiers and they will be aiming at getting something positive this time round.

Kenya has not won any of their last four matches against Ethiopia, and in the 42 previous outings, the Walya antelopes have managed 18 wins, 10 draws and fourteen defeats.

A win for Kenya will double their points tally to six in Group F and a real chance of making it to the 2019 Afcon finals, while Ethiopia will revive their campaign back on track with a win.