What you need to know:
- The winner of the clash will finish fifth in the continental showpiece and clinch a ticket to the 2022 Amputee World Cup in Turkey.
- While only four slots had been reserved for Africa in the World Cup, room for one more team to qualify for the global championships presented itself when world champions Angola progressed to the semi-finals.
It is do-or-die for Kenya and Morocco when they face-off in the 2021 Cup of African Nations for Amputees Football (CANAF) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Saturday.
The winner of the clash will finish fifth in the continental showpiece and clinch a ticket to the 2022 Amputee World Cup in Turkey.
While only four slots had been reserved for Africa in the World Cup, room for one more team to qualify for the global championships presented itself when world champions Angola progressed to the semi-finals.
Ghana, Tanzania and Liberia are the other semi-finalists who have booked a ticket to Turkey.
The fifth place play-off between Kenya and Morocco will be staged at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium.
After falling 4-0 to Ghana in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium, Kenya under the tutelage of coach Willis Odhiambo, revived their World Cup dream with a hard-fought 5-4 win over Egypt on Thursday at the same venue.
On the other hand, Morocco - who lost to Liberia 2-1 in the quarterfinals - remained on the road to Turkey with a 4-1 win over Cameroon.
Coach Odhiambo said they will give their best in the match since it is their only remaining chance for making their third ever World Cup.
“It is a normal game but we must stay focused having in mind that it is the last chance we have to qualify for the World Cup. We will face them like how we did against Egypt since they tend to play the same way,” he said.
Kenya’s first World Cup appearance was in 2014 where they finished 12th.
They returned to the big stage in 2019 and emerged ninth.
The Canaf’s final will be between Ghana and Liberia at the same venue Saturday. In the semi-finals, Liberia beat hosts Tanzania 1-0 while Ghana thumped Angola 3-1.
It will be the third time that both teams are facing off in the finals, with each having won in the two previous two final meetings.
Ghana outlasted Liberia 4-3 in the 2007 final hosted in Sierra Leone.
In the 2011 edition, Liberia came from two goals down to defeat hosts Ghana 4-2 in penalties after a 3-3 draw. Liberia also lifted the title in 2009 and 2013.
Tanzania and Angola will square it out in the third place play-off on Saturday.