How you can access Harambee Stars World Cup qualifiers against Burundi & Ivory Coast

How you can access Harambee Stars World Cup qualifiers against Burundi & Ivory Coast

Mark Kinyanjui 08:43 - 07.06.2024

This is where Kenyan fans can access both matches between Burundi and Ivory Coast.

Kenyan football fans are in for a treat as they will be able to watch the Harambee Stars' upcoming World Cup qualifier matches all for free.

The matches, scheduled for 4 PM Kenyan time, will see Kenya face Burundi on June 7 and Ivory Coast on June 11 at Bingu Stadium in Lilongwe, Malawi.

After two rounds of matches, Kenya sits third in Group F with three points, having lost to Gabon and beaten Seychelles. 

Burundi is fourth, also with three points, having defeated Gambia and lost to Gabon. 

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In Kenya, Fans will be able to watch both Harambee Stars matches on KBC.

Fans can also watch Matchday 3 and Matchday 4 of the CAF qualifiers on FIFA+ from anywhere in the world, with certain regional exceptions.

 In sub-Saharan Africa, live coverage will be available in Benin, Burundi, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, Sao Tome e Principe, Seychelles and Sierra Leone. 

Highlights of all matches will also be accessible on FIFA+ worldwide.

The enthusiasm and support from Kenyan fans remain unwavering, despite recent logistical challenges faced by the Kenya Football Fans Federation (KEFOFA). 

The federation's dedication to supporting the Harambee Stars continues to shine as they navigate the road to the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

With the stakes high, Harambee Stars coach Engin Firat is optimistic about the upcoming fixtures.

"We are here to secure crucial wins," Firat stated. "We need maximum points to boost our chances of directly qualifying for the World Cup. In the worst case, we aim to be among the four best runners-up, giving us a second chance to qualify for the tournament."

The Kenyan team has been in Malawi since Sunday, June 2, 2024, arriving at 8:30 AM local time and training daily. The Burundi national team is expected to arrive in Lilongwe on Wednesday afternoon.

Despite the challenge of not playing at home, Firat finds solace in the team's familiarity with the venue. The Harambee Stars played and won a four-nation tournament in Lilongwe during the March international break.

"The good news is that we recently played here a few months ago and are familiar with the surface. That might work to our advantage," Firat added.

The race to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup resumes across Africa on Wednesday, June 5, with 52 matches set to be streamed live and free on FIFA+. 

With Matchday 3 and 4 taking place over seven action-packed days, supporters worldwide can watch for free as teams strive to secure a spot in the 48-team tournament set to be held in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

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