Migne: I already know who’ll make my AFCON squad


Migne: I already know who'll make my AFCON squad
Francis Kahata, receives instructions from head coach Sebastian Migne during their International friendly match at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on September 11, 2018. Kenya won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/sportpicha

In Summary

  • Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne says he already has an idea on who will be part of his squad for the African Cup of Nations finals set for Egypt.
  • Stars are expected to pitch champ in France from the  May  27 as they prepare for the continental showpiece that begins on  June 21 to July 19.

Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne says he already has an idea on who will be part of his squad for the African Cup of Nations finals set for Egypt.

Stars are expected to pitch champ in France from the  May  27 as they prepare for the continental showpiece that begins on  June 21 to July 19.

“If you want to stay in this level of competition you have to put  an extra effort. I will bring 26 players in the beginning of my camp, after that we will reduce to 23 but we have two months ahead and a lot of things can happen,  it will all depend on the fitness of the players,”said the head coach.

Kenya finished second in Group F to qualify for the Nations Cup for the first time since 2004 and the head coach is hoping for more success during the competition.

The draw for the competition will be done on April 12 and Migne is confident that the Stars will shine in Egypt.

“My target is to succeed in the competition I am not focusing on the side shows that involve money that is left for the administration.

I am never relaxed in my mind, every time I want my players to give more to me and for Kenya, that’s my main aim,” said Migne.

The Frenchman also revealed the reason he dropped Zesco United striker Jesse Jackson Were for the team’s 1-0 loss to Black Stars of Ghana in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final group “F” game in Accra.

The Frenchman named three strikers – Allan Wanga, Masoud Juma and Pistone Mutamba in his 22-man squad that travelled to the West African nation.

“My first choice is Olunga(Michael) because he has scored many goals for the national team, and he is part of the team’s leadership. For a striker the statistics are very important; assists provided and the number of goals scored, that’s what I look for during my selection,”Migne told Citizen Digital.

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