Two more teams arrive Egypt ahead of 2019 AFCON opener

African Football By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 19/06/2019

Two more teams of Kenya and Madagascar have arrived the host nation ahead of the Friday's opening ceremony of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations between host nation Egypt and Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium.

Harambee Stars jetted into Egypt from France where they had put up their pre-tournament training camps, while Barea camped at the French Football Federation headquarters, Kenya resorted to the rugby facility located in Marcoussis, 40km from the capital city.

The two teams were received at the airport by enthusiastic fans who had gathered at the international arrivals section of the airport just to wait on their players to give them a warm welcome to Cairo.

Kenya is in Group C with Senegal, Algeria and Tanzania and will play their matches at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo, with their opener being on Sunday night against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.

Madagascar who are making their debut in the biennial African football showpiece will be in Group B and play their matches at the Alexandria Stadium face Guinea fellow debutants Burundi, Nigeria.