The Kenya National Team, Harambee Stars, is set to play two international friendly matches against Qatar and South Sudan next month in preparation for their upcoming competitive FIFA and CAF assignments.

Stars face 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar, in Doha, on September 7, 2023, before facing South Sudan in Nairobi on September 12, 2023.

The friendly matches are aimed at preparing the team for Kenya’s upcoming CAF and FIFA assignments.

CHAN Qualifiers are scheduled to commence on 22nd-24th September and 6th-8th October 2023.

Meanwhile, Stars has been drawn in Group F of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Seychelles, Burundi, Gambia, Gabon, and Côte d’Ivoire. The first round of matches is set to be played between 13th November and 21st November 2023.

Winners of each group will directly qualify for the tournament. Additionally, the four best runners-up from the groups will advance to the CAF Play-Off tournament whose winner shall take part in a FIFA Playoff tournament for a chance to secure a spot in the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

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