Football Kenya Federation have scheduled two international matches for Harambee Stars in March.

Kenya will host Uganda Cranes on March 22 before taking on Democratic Republic of Congo’s Leopards four days later in Nairobi.

The two quality fixtures, against two sides that recently participated in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, will be part of Kenya’s early preparations for the 2019 continental finals qualifiers.

Harambee Stars are in Group F of the qualifiers that also contains Ghana, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone.

The qualifiers kick off in June 2017.

Kenya will face Sierra Leone away on June 13 before hosting Ghana on March 27, 2018. They will then cross the border to tackle neighbours Ethiopia on September 3, 2018 and complete their double header against their Cecafa compatriots eight days later.

Harambee Stars will then wrap up their Group F fixtures with a home match against Sierra Leone on October 16, 2018 and away to Ghana on November 13, 2018.

The 2019 African finals will be staged in Cameroon.