Kenya’s Harambee Stars conceded a last minute goal for Gabon to lose 2-1 and start on wrong in their first the 2026 Fifa World Cup qualifiers away at the Stade de Franceville on Thursday, November 16th, 2023.
Guelor Kanga who features for the 1990/91 Uefa Champions League champions Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade midfielder scored a screamer in the 88th minute to give the Panthers maximum points at home in the Group “F” duel.
Saudi Arabia’s second tier league side Al Jabalain Football Club forward Masud Juma scored Kenya’s opener in the 40th minute with a header header, but Gabon equalised in the 60th minute from the Major League Soccer (MLS) US based Los Angeles midfielder Dennis Bounga’s close range shot.
What next for Kenya?
Harambee Stars will fly to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to play Seychelles on Monday in their next game. The island country has no CAF-approved stadium and will play all its home games in foreign countries.
Burundi currently top the Group F on three points after edging out The Gambia 3-2, Gabon have same points but with an inferior goal difference while Harambee Stars are bottom with no points behind The Gambia who also have zero points.
Ivory Coast and Seychelles are yet to play.