SEN vs KEN Dream 11 Team: Vital second and third places up for grabs in Group C when these two sides take on each other
Kenya Vs Senegal AFCON Best Dream 11 Team
We are down to the business end of the group stage matches and perhaps the word pivotal encounter couldn’t have been used better than for today’s first match of the day. Taking on each other in Group C, both Senegal and Kenya are in with a shout of nailing down second place for themselves, a spot they can consolidate with a win today.
Currently on three points each, its Senegal who pip Kenya into second place on the smallest of goal margins. Both the sides defeated lowly ranked Tanzania and went down to group toppers Algeria but after scoring just one and conceding two, its Kenya who find themselves stuck in the third spot, unasserted of a round of 16 spot as of now.
With the expansion of the tournament to make it more inclusive of countries in the continent, the now 24 team Africa Cup Of Nations has for the first time offered an opportunity to the four best placed third ranked teams from four of the six groups to venture into the round of 16.Its what has added to the enthralling nature of the group stage matches, seeing each match hold equal importance, something at play again today.
Be it in attack or defence, Senegal have managed to upstage Kenya up till now who have been lucky to find themselves paired in the same group as Tanzania. For us, it’s both Senegal’s ability to encapsulate a more astute defensive mindset, one which allow the frontline to freely roam around on the pitch and create scintillating moves in unison that will hold in good stead for the second placed team.
Senegal win this match and further leave Kenya in the lurch in third place while assuring themselves of direct qualification in the progress.
Goal-Keeper for SEN vs KEN Dream 11
Having conceded just the one goal across the two matches, one of them which included a match against Algeria, its Senegal’s Abdoulaye Diallo who makes an advent in our side. He not only has a stable defence infront of him but also has an affinity to make some stellar saves which have helped him become one of the goal-keepers to watch out for up till now.
Defenders for SEN vs KEN Dream 11
We can easily fathom Senegal keeping a cleansheet here given the experienced and bagful of abilities they have lined up in their backline. Centreback, Kalidou Koulibaly becomes the first player to be dwelled into by us given not only his strong defensive display but the ability to get on the end of headers and make runs up the field to find himself involved in attacking plays.
We are pairing him up with the resolute and resilient Youssouf Sabaly with the duo set to form a barrage infront of a Kenyan attacking line that has yet to regale us in an intriguing display. The single pick from Kenya in the form of Bernard Ochieng comes in as well for us.
Midfielders for SEN vs KEN Dream 11
Given his role as a defensive central midfielder, one that assures him of tackling points, Senegal’s Cheikhou Kouyate is picked out by us. We have opted for his partner in the two man pivot of his side, Everton player Idrissa Gueye to come in as well with us envisioning one of the most astounding CDMs pairing in the league making things frenetic of Kenya.
From Kenya its Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama and Dennis Odhiambho who have been indulged in by us to help form the foundation of a strong middle of the park of their side, one which will be quissential to helping screen a back four that are bound to come under massive pressure.
Strikers for SEN vs KEN Dream 11
An attacking line which can give a jittery time to even the most disciplined and well versed of defences, Senegal have an tremendously fast, astute, well functioning and pouring to the brim with an eye for the goal attacking trio. We have opted with Sadio Mane and Keita Balde from Senegal and Juma from Kenya.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sadio Mane has been opted for the captain for this one while Idrissa Gueye gets to be the vice-captain.
Africa Cup Of Nations 2019
Match: Kenya Vs Senegal
Date And Time: 2nd July, Tuesday- 12:30am IST
Venue: 30 June Stadium, Cairo