Migne wants Harambee Stars to be more offensive
Coach Sebastian Migne is impressed with the development of the team and is looking forward to a good outing at the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
Kenya coach Sebastian Migne
Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has asked the team to be more offensive especially after scoring only once, via a penalty against Madagascar in last Friday’s friendly match in Paris.
Migne says he was happy that his side picked victory in the tie, but notes the work ahead of them is massive as he looks to ensure Kenya does well at the African Cup of Nations.
“We scored with a penalty, but we need to score during the game; I want it. We can improve also the set pieces, first half was not good. We are on the way to the high level and what I have seen so far is interesting. We need to continue working,” the tactician stated.
Migne was however impressed with the performance given by debutants John Avire and youngster Joseph Okumu who only earned his second cap, coming on as a second half substitute.
“It was very interesting what he showed today. He showed that he has a future in the national team and the future might be next week, during AFCON or after. We don’t know. I was happy with Avire also because he showed what he can do and that is why he is here; to learn,” the tactician noted.
He says the victory against Madagascar has spurred the team’s spirits and they will work harder over the next few days to amend the wrongs.
“It is always good to win in football. The good thing is that we didn’t concede a goal and that means we are strong defensively even under the storm like was the case in the first half. Victory brings confidence but we need to continue to be humble. Without humility in football it is tough,” said Migne.
The team will now prepare for their next friendly match which will be against DR Congo next Saturday in Madrid, Spain.