Just In: CAF Has Reportedly Changed The Referee For The Harambee Star Clash Against Egypt

Egypt will look to confirm their qualification for the African Cup of Nations of Thursday, when they travel to Kasarani to take on Kenya.

The Pharaohs currently top their qualifying group with eight points from four games, while Kenya sit third having picked up just three points.
In their last qualification game, Kenya suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of Comoros, as Masoud Juma’s equaliser for Kenya was followed by a Faiz Mattoir winner to seal all three points for the hosts.
However, the Harambee Stars have since recorded two victories in friendly games, firstly defeating South Sudan 1-0 at home thanks to a late Elvis Rupia goal.
Most recently, Kenya were fired to a 2-1 home victory over Tanzania by goals from Erick Kapaito and Hassan Abdallah.
Jacob Mulle will be hoping that his side can continue that improved form on their return to competitive action on Wednesday, as they look to keep their qualification hopes alive.
However, that will be very difficult as they play host to an Egypt side who look set to cruise through qualification and top the group.
The Pharaohs strengthened their qualification bid in November, as they defeated Togo in consecutive games.
Firstly, Mahmoud Hamdi netted a crucial winner in a 1-0 victory at the Cairo International Stadium.
They then recorded a 3-1 away victory three days later, as Mohamed Magdy, Mohamed Sherif and Trezeguet all found the net before Josue Doke scored a consolation goal for Togo in added time.
Hossam El Badry’s side will be looking to confirm their qualification on Wednesday, as they go in search of an eighth African Cup of Nations win, with no side matching the seven trophies that they have already picked up since 1957.

According to reports, CAF has changed the referee for the Harambee stars clash against Egypt after referee Victor Gomez reportedly contracted Covid-19.
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