Migne: Against Senegal we have nothing to lose

The win over Tanzania in the second match of Group C at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) has restored the hope at the Kenya national team, Harambee Stars camp and ahead of the third match, against Senegal head coach Sebastien Migne is riding on the positive mood picked.

Kenya and Senegal face off on Monday 1 July and playing against the top ranked nation on the continent, Migne knows just how tough it can get for his charges and has called on them to approach the game with relaxed minds.


Migne’s side will be the underdogs in the game, and with Senegal also seeking to secure passage to the next round after their loss to Algeria, the coach is keen to manage expectations placed on the team.

“We will be playing against the number one team in Africa, we have nothing to lose and we will see how it goes. We have a lot of expectations back home, going to that game but we need to be realistic also.

“We know it will be difficult, but was also difficult when we played Ghana but we won so we can do it,” he said.

Before the current AFCON edition, Kenya had last taken past at the tournament in 2004. Then, Harambee Stars was beaten 3 – 0 by Senegal, and 15 years later, the two face off with a place in the second round at stake.