Case Study – Harambee Stars

Case Study – Harambee Stars

Harambee Stars qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15 years. The team came third in Group C, behind Algeria, and Senegal and ahead of Tanzania.

Prior to their AFCON appearance, Harambee Stars had pitched camp in France for three weeks at the state of the art French Rugby Federation facility. The team also played two friendly matches, in Paris and Madrid, which were crucial in getting them prepared for the continental showpiece.

The team has remained active in all international windows, taking part in friendly matches as well as international competitions, both home and away.

In 2017, Stars won the 2017 CECAFA Senior Championships played on home soil. The team had earlier in the year came second at the Hero Intercontinental Cup in India which they took part in as a guest team.

Stars is currently second in Group G of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers ahead of Togo and Egypt and behind Comoros.

The team has also been drafted into Group E of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Mali, Uganda, and Rwanda where they look to make it to the world premiere competition in Qatar for the first time ever