Kenya narrowly lost 1-0 to Ghana in the final Group F Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying match played on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Harambee Stars, having already qualified for the continental showpiece set to kick off on June 19, 2019, in Egypt, came to the match needing at most a point to seal a top of the table finish.
Resolute defending would see Stars head to the breather tied at 0-0.
The hosts would, however, ask more questions in the second half and eventually broke the deadlock when Caleb Ekuban sped to his left and shot at the bottom right corner, the rather weak effort slipping past goalkeeper Patrick Matasi’s fingertips.
The result sees Ghana finish top of the group with nine points, two clear of Kenya. Both sides have, however, already booked slots at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Harambee Stars Starting XI
Patrick Matasi (GK), Philemon Otieno (Paul Were), Musa Mohammed, Joash Onyango, Eric Ouma, Victor Wanyama (C), Dennis Odhiambo, Eric Johanna (Bernard Ochieng), Francis Kahata, Johanna Omollo, Masud Juma (Piston Mutamba)
John Oyemba (GK), Faruk Shikalo (GK), David Owino, Brian Mandela, Anthony Akumu, Ismail Gonzalez, Allan Wanga