No pressure ahead of AFCON, says Wanyama
Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama says the team is under no pressure ahead of the African Cup of Nations
Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama says the team is under no pressure ahead of the African Cup of Nations, noting they have prepared to go do their best and represent the nation in the best way possible.
The players have been provided the best preparations ever for a national team as they have been camping in France since May 31, and the weight of expectation of over 40 million Kenyans is on their shoulders.
“Pressure is something that is always there in football. There is no football without pressure but the most important thing is how you deal with it. We will not let that get into our heads. We know that the fans expect so much but for us, we are going there to take each game at a time and give our best because we have prepared well,” Wanyama stated.
Stars will head out to face DR Congo in a friendly match in Madrid on Saturday and the skipper says that will help the team improve in terms of cohesion and match fitness.
“These friendly matches are always important because then we get to adapt to our playing style and we know more of our teammates and the coordination on the pitch. It is a very important part of the preparations,” noted the skipper.
On the upcoming Cup of Nations Wanyama said;
“We had a good qualification campaign and our morale is high. We have a very good group and we want to go and give our best. We are taking each game at a time and we try to perform better to get positive results. I want to urge all the Kenyans to support us, those who ca come to Egypt and those who will remain at home,” the captain stated.