File photo of Harambee Stars players training at Ruaraka Grounds in Nairobi

Harambee Stars are set to continue their preparations for the 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers by playing two high profile build up matches later this month.

The Stars will face Uganda on Thursday 23rd March 2017 before taking on DR Congo three days later at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Kenya which is pooled alongside Ghana and Ethiopia will compete over the next 16 months for one slot in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Stars under the guidance of coach Stanley Okumbi beat DR Congo 1-0 and had a nil draw with Uganda in friendly matches staged in Kinshasa and Kampala respectively last year.

Okumbi is currently enjoying an eight-match unbeaten streak with the youthful coach having masterminded wins over the Mozambique and Liberia in the friendly matches played last November.

Kenya is currently ranked 87th by FIFA.