Final message from Harambee Stars' camp ahead of Algeria match
Coach Sebastian Migne and Captain Victor Wanyama have said the team is ready for the fixture against the Desert Foxes as they begin their AFCON Campaign
Harambee Stars say they are not under any pressure ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations opening game against Algeria on Sunday night in Cairo. Stars return to the Cup of Nations for the first time in 15 years and head coach Sebastien Migne says it is a gift enough that they are in the competition.
“We are happy to be here. It is a good thing to participate in this kind of event because we have been absent for 15 years. We would have more pressure sitting at home and watching this event on the television. We are happy to be here to continue to learn and give a good image of Kenyan football,” the tactician stated.
His sentiments were echoed by skipper Victor Wanyama who said the players were in Cairo to do their best and would take each game at a time. He says they are willing to give their best and pick up a win in the opening game of the tourney against a highly fancied Algerian side.
“Algeria is a good team and we are aware of that. We respect them but on the pitch we will fight. We will make it difficult for them because we also want to have a good start. We have no pressure we will just go there, enjoy ourselves and show that we are a good team,” Wanyama noted