Migne counts positives from India sojourn
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne says the Hero Intercontinental Cup was a good chance to gauge players
Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne says the Hero Intercontinental Cup in India gave him an opportunity to learn his squad of local based players more, but says he was disappointed with the fact that several key players missed due to club commitment.
Kenya lost the final 2-0 to India, the same side which beat them 3-0 earlier in the round robin matches. Kenya’s wins in the tournament were against Chinese Taipei (4-0) and New Zealand (2-1).
“When you start a competition, the aim is always to do the best and try to reach the final. We achieved this but it was not easy to recover for the final after playing just two days before. I am happy with the players because we had several who were on their first cap and now I have some answer about them,” the coach added.
On the final loss against India Migne says they would have done better had they gotten off the blocks faster, saying his players were afraid to express themselves in the first half but came to life in the closing 45 minutes.
“We were a little afraid but I was happy with the second half reaction. I think the tournament was okay for us to see the locals and I was surprised with the quality,” the coach further commebted.
The team returned to the country from India on Monday evening.