The Kenya national team, Harambee Stars will have the privilege of having all players available for the first time since the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) started, a massive boost as the team heads to the crucial game against Senegal on Monday 1 July.
The team went to the opening game with key man Joash Onyango ruled out with an ankle injury and it was worse in the second game, against Tanzania, as two more first team players joined the growing injury list.
Spoilt for choice
However, heading to the Senegal game, the head coach, Sebastien Migne has all his options available and he will be spoilt for choice, and has called on his players to give more than 100 percent.
“All the players are available and we will see if all of them are ready to compete for this game because I think 100% will not be enough for this kind of game. For each player it will be necessary to give more.
“We have one more training session and all of them are available but I don’t know who will be in the first 11,” Migne said.
Lack of experience
The coach once again lamented at the lack of experienced players in his team but called on the players to show good team spirit, terming it the key to getting through such a tough opponent.
“We have the motivation and the determination and we have to transform that positively and not to be under any pressure.
“That is the main problem I have because I am missing experienced players but I have some leaders in my team and it is important for my players to know that without team spirit it will be difficult to challenge Senegal,” he added.
Kenya and Senegal met in the 2004 AFCON in Tunisia, having been slotted in the same group, and Senegal won 3 – 0. With the two nations having picked three points from the opening two matches ahead of this game, there’s sure 90 minutes of entertaining football coming up.