Ghana game will give me ideas of AFCON squad - Migne
Ghana's Black Stars take on Kenya's Harambee Stars in a 2019 AFCON Qualifier dead rubber match in Accra
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne says the final African Cup of Nations qualification game against Ghana on Saturday in Accra will give him a clearer picture of his final squad for the Cup of Nations, hinting he will give players an opportunity to prove themselves.
The tactician says he has at the moment a list of about 35 names which he thinks will be in camp ahead of the final tournament in Egypt, but wants the players to go all out and prove themselves first.
“I have a list of 35 which then I have to reduce to 26 for the camp in France. After that, I have to reduce it to 23 for the tournament. It’s a good problem for me. I would be worried if I had a list of only 15 players,” the coach said.
He added; “For me this game will be a good opportunity to have some answer on some players who have not played since I came here.. maybe Owino (David), Masud (Juma) and now Mbamba (Christopher).”
The tactician will miss the services of striker Michael Olunga who is out injured while defender Brian Mandela is also a major doubt after aggravating a knee injury.
But despite the fact that he will be testing a host of new players, the tactician states he will be going all out for victory against the Ghanaians who have vowed to revenge for the 1-0 loss they suffered in Nairobi.
“For me, it is an important game. We are playing a big team in Africa at their home and getting a win is something that will be amazing for the country. Also, winning will help improve the ranking and maybe be a determinant on whether we are in pot three or four of the AFCON draw,” the Frenchman stated.