The Kenya national team Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne, and midfielder Whyvonne Isuza have called on fans to turn up in large number to cheer on the team when it faces Tanzania in the 2020 African Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifier on Sunday 4 August.
The two nations played to a barren draw in the opening leg of this tie in Dar es Salaam on Sunday 28 July and Harambee Stars will feel they have the advantage, playing at home.
With the ticket prices slashed to a flat rate Kshs 100, head coach Migne is hoping to see a massive turnout, just like it was in the team’s last two home matches, against Ghana and Ethiopia.
“The FKF decided to reduce the ticket prices to attract fans to the stadium and it will be fantastic if we can have a full stadium behind the team, not against the team,” he said.
12th man impact
In the opening leg in Tanzania, home fans packed the Dar National Stadium and Isuza admits their voices played a big part in pushing Taifa Stars. He hopes Kenyan fans do the same in the Sunday clash.
“In Tanzania, the fans rallied behind their team any time they went on the attack and we saw how important it is to have the 12th man. They (Kenyan fans) can make a very big difference if they turn up,” Isuza said.
The aggregate winner in this clash will face off with Sudan in the last round of qualifiers for the CHAN 2020 finals.