Migne ready for tough Swaziland tie
Harambee Stars takes on Swaziland on Wednesday afternoon in an international friendly at Machakos Stadium
Photo: Coach Migne during training
Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne expects a tough duel when he walks out the team for the first time on Friday afternoon taking on Swaziland in a friendly match in Machakos.
Migne says the Swaziland game will be the beginning of his journey to shape up the team for the AFCON qualifier against Ghana in September and will thus be important to win and play well.
“The Swaziland players have good motivation coming into the game because they are preparing for the COSAFA Cup and the players will be here to fight for positions. It will be a tough game but the most important thing for me is how my team plays and if we can play well and improve on our weaknesses,” the coach said after his final training session on Thursday evening.
Migne says he has been impressed with the improvement the players have marked since the first day of training though he still maintains there is a lot of work to be done. Migne will field a squad of local based players with most of their foreign based colleagues giving the game a wide berth.
“It is a shame they will not be here because between now and Ghana, there is not much time. But, the important thing for me is the present and not any other thing. It is a good chance for the local players also to show their quality,” the tactician further noted.
Top on the Frenchman’s agenda against Swaziland is to ensure the team stems the culture of conceding goals, having sipped in five in their last two international fixtures. Migne has worked to improve the defense especially in set plays and is optimistic they will have a good show.