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Kenya look to add to Togo’s woes

Kenya are set to square off with Togo in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group G match at the Moi International Sports Centre today.

The Harambee Stars started their qualifying campaign with an impressive 1-1 draw with Egypt away on Thursday.

Mahmoud Kahraba opened the scoring for Egypt, but Michael Olunga grabbed a second-half equalising goal for the visitors.

Kenya head coach Francis Kimanzi says it is important for his side to record a win against Togo and score goals.

“Next is Togo in Nairobi. We need to get a win and goals,” said Kimanzi on Xinhua.

“Of course, I am proud of my players. They did exactly what I asked them to do and fought hard despite us offering the Egyptians a cheap goal.”

Meanwhile, Togo began their qualifying campaign on a sour note as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Comoros at home on Thursday.

Faïz Selemani scored the only goal of the match for Comoros, who caused an upset by defeating the Sparrow Hawks.

Claude Le Roy has made it clear that he will not resign following the shock defeat as his side was just unfortunate on the day.

“Only in football the results are more important,” Le Roy said on Koaci.com.

“However, we have been beaten having created at least a dozen of goal-scoring opportunities. The day you see me re-sign has not arrived.”

According to the FIFA website, Kenya and Togo have met five times.

The two teams have recorded two wins each, while one game ended in a draw. – Backpage TXT

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