Harambee Stars vs South Sudan lineups, 3 predictions – 2023 friendly

Harambee Stars vs South Sudan lineups, 3 predictions – 2023 friendly
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All roads lead to Kasarani Stadium for the international friendly between Harambee Stars of Kenya and the Bright Stars of South Sudan. Kick-off is at 4 PM East African Time on Tuesday, 12 September 2023.

Goals from exciting defender Joseph Okumu and Amos Nnodi last Thursday secured a 2-1 win over Qatar in Harambee Stars' last friendly, and they'll be looking to pick up another win over their opponents on Tuesday.

Meanwhile South Sudan had an AFCON qualifying campaign to forget after the Malians thrashed them 4-0 in their last Group G game that saw the team finish bottom with only three points out of six games. It'll be interesting to see how they matchup with the Harambee Stars.

Harambee Stars vs South Sudan probable lineups

Harambee Stars

Goalkeeper: Bryne Odhiambo
Defenders: Erick Otieno, Johnstone Omurwa, Joseph Okumu, Daniel Anyembe
Midfielders: Anthony Akumu, Kenneth Muguna, Richard Odada
Forwards: Masoud Juma Choka, Michael Olunga, Elvis Rupia

South Sudan

Goalkeeper: Majak Mawith
Defenders: Joseph Dhata, Peter Maker Manyang, Rashid Toha, Emmanuel Loki
Midfielders: Jackson Dwang, Mario Albano, Atende Lokosang, Chol Daniel
Forwards: Valentino Yuel, Ajak Riak

Harambee Stars vs South Sudan confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Harambee Stars vs South Sudan predictions

This match is going to be the first international clash for the Harambee Stars at home since FIFA lifted their suspension last November. Here are three predictions for this friendly bout.

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Prediction 1: Harambee Stars to Reign Supreme

Engin Firat's side are coming into this game as clear favourites; they're on the back of two wins and two loses in four friendlies this year, while South Sudan are currently on a four-game losing streak ahead of this encounter. It's also worth mentioning that both teams have met twice in the past with Harambee Stars winning on both occasions, this means that the Bright Stars of South Sudan are likely to not have much joy in this encounter.

Prediction 2: Harambee Stars to Score First

South Sudan have conceded first in their last four matches ahead of this friendly bout, while Kenya have netted the first in three of four games played in 2023. Harambee Stars have also drawn the first blood on both encounters between these teams in the past.

Prediction 3: At Least Three Goals

Clashes involving South Sudan have ended on high-scoring note in their last three games ahead of the meeting with Kenya. The very last friendly between these countries saw three goals scored. Also, Harambee Stars' last friendly witnessed three goals; all these makes this clash a likely high-scoring one.

Harambee Stars vs South Sudan Head-to-Head

In total, two games have been played between these teams. Harambee Stars emerged victorious in both matches, while South Sudan won zero of the meetings.

Where to watch Harambee Stars vs South Sudan live in Kenya

Kenyan football fans in the country can watch this friendly on KBC Channel One. Also, fans around the world can catch Harambee Stars’ international friendly match against South Sudan on Alkass Sports Channels via the URL https://www.alkass.net/.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

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