Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne had downplayed injury fears about Victor Wanyama's latest fitness setback
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Kenya took a major step towards the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as they beat Ethiopia 3-0 at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi.
Sebastian Migne has called on Kenya fans to turn out in their droves when the Harambee Stars host Ethiopia in Sunday's AFCON qualifier.
Kenya moved top in Group F after holding Ethiopia to a barren draw in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier match played at Bahir Dar Stadium.
The Ethiopian Football Federation has suspended all league matches following an attack on a referee by players during a match.
While East Africa's nations have enjoyed great success in other sporting disciplines, their national football teams have failed to make a mark.
Khowledge Musona netted a hat-trick as Zimbabwe beat Liberia, while Uganda, Ghana and Benin also claimed 2019 Afcon qualifying wins.
Kwesi Appiah's first game back in charge of Ghana ended in a perfect 5-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory against Ethiopia on Sunday.
Nigeria will not be competing at the 2017 African Nations Cup after losing 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday.
Mohamed Salah scored in stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Egypt at Nigeria in a 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier on Friday.
Cameroon defeated DR Congo 3-1 on Monday to advance to the African Nations Championship quarterfinals as Group B winners.
DR Congo advanced to the knockout stage of the African Nations Championship by beating Angola 4-2 on Thursday for their second straight win.
Nigeria advanced to the third round of African qualifying for the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Swaziland on Tuesday.
Islam Slimani netted twice in the second half to save a 2-2 draw for Algeria away at Tanzania.
South Sudan earned a draw in their World Cup qualifying debut, holding Mauritania 1-1 on Thursday, a day after the game was abandoned because of rain.
Ghana eased to victory over Mauritius in their opening 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier, while Cameroon left it late to beat Mauritania.
The Ethiopian Football Federation will terminate national team coach Mariano Barreto's contract at the end of the month.
Ethiopia will focus instead on the next available tournament in 2025.
Zimbabwe has formally submitted a bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations, the first attempt by the troubled country to host a major sports event since its contentious co-hosting of the cricket World Cup over a decade ago.
The president of the national football federation says Ethiopia will bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations after Libya pulled out citing security concerns.