Migne purring as his guns target Taifa Stars scalp in crunch rematch


National Football Team Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne Jesse Were during team's training morning session ...
National Football Team Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne Jesse Were during team's training morning session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on August 05, 2018. Kenya is preparing ahead of their AFCON qualifier match against Ghana on September 8, 2018 at the Kasarani Stadium. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • National football team head coach Sebastian Migne is confident his charges will secure a win at home in the second leg of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship qualifier against neighbours Tanzania.
  • The Stars managed to keep a clean sheet after a barren draw against the Taifa Stars at the weekend in Dar es Salaam and will be out to complete the job in Sunday's rematch.
  • Migne has also beefed up his squad summoning the fresh legs of Boniface Muchiri of Tusker and Kevin Omondi from SoNy Sugar as he cobbles up a squad to silence the Tanzanians.

National football team head coach Sebastian Migne is confident his charges will secure a win at home in the second leg of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship qualifier against neighbours Tanzania.

The Stars managed to keep a clean sheet after a barren draw against the Taifa Stars at the weekend in Dar es Salaam and will be out to complete the job in Sunday’s rematch.

Migne has also beefed up his squad summoning the fresh legs of Boniface Muchiri of Tusker and Kevin Omondi from SoNy Sugar as he cobbles up a squad to silence the Tanzanians.

“I want to stay focused for the Tanzanian return game, it is more important for now, Togo(a 2022 World Cup qualifier match)will be more crucial and special but for now it is step by step,” said Migne whose side will face Sudan in another two-leg face-off in the second and final leg of the Chan qualifiers should they dispatch the Taifa Stars on Sunday.

At yesterday’s session, the boys practised on set pieces following a poor return from dead-ball situations in the first leg.

“We were not so bad and we will try to develop better link-up play offensively; that’s the reason I called up new two offensive players  to develop good offensive football,” said Migne in reference to call ups Muchiri and Omondi.

The Frenchman said improving on runs will scale their game and give them an upper hand over their opponents as they will be fast in their attacks as well as regrouping for defence when out of possession.

The squad that faced Tanzania was full of beginners right from shot stopper John Oyemba, a move that has been hailed by coach Migne.

“I had an interesting insight in the previous tie, a lot of players were beginners with the exception of Joash Onyango and Denis Odhiambo and they did well,” enthused the Stars boss.

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