As the Kenya national team, Harambee Stars head out to Egypt for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, Head coach Sebastien Migne has admitted the team still has a few areas to work on before heading to the opening match of the tournament.
After a 19 – day training camp in France, the coach notes that he has seen a lot of positives but hopes to see better at the tournament.
Migne has been there before; he knows the pressure that this comes with but he is confident it isn’t nothing his charges can’t deal with and one factor he really hopes will be on his players’ minds throughout, is the fact that they can’t afford to lose concentration during the 90 minutes.
“The performance at the camp was all good and now we are focused on a good performance at AFCON. I don’t know how it will be under pressure, but we are on the way; we have shown some qualities in these weeks we have been in camp and I think it is interesting for the future.
“We can improve in some small details but now the only issue is to have an answer on Marcelo (Erick Ouma) and Musa (Mohamed) and the best starting team for the Algeria game, then thereafter to bring them to the field with good motivation and full confidence.
“We had a good game against DR Congo but we can improve, of course not forgetting when you play a big team anything can happen, and we need to be serious in the dying minutes. When we have an opportunity to kill them, we should kill them. We want to give a good performance against Algeria,” he said.
The team will leave Paris for Cairo at 5pm EAT on Tuesday 18 June and will have five days to fine – tune before playing Algeria in Group C. Later in the first round, Stars will also face Tanzania and Senegal.