Mwalala: Harambee Stars have what it takes for AFCON 2019


Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala looks on during their Kenya Premier League match at ...
Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala looks on during their Kenya Premier League match at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on February 16,2019. PhotoKelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Coaches and pundits have already warned Harambee Stars rivals that they should never be underrated and Bandari FC Head coach Bernard Mwalala has spiked the talk of Harambee Stars shining at the big stage.
  • Mwalala believes Sebastian Migne’s charges have what it takes to succeed in Egypt.
  • Mwalala, as well as Migne, will hope for a good run in the competition.

Much of the talk around this summer’s African Cup of Nations in Egypt has been around those trying to cement their place in history.

One of the teams looking to upset football fraternity is Kenya’s National team Harambee Stars who are participating in the competition for the first time in 15 years.

Coaches and pundits have already warned Harambee Stars rivals that they should never be underrated and Bandari FC Head coach Bernard Mwalala has spiked the talk of Harambee Stars shining at the big stage.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Mwalala believes Sebastian Migne’s charges have what it takes to succeed in Egypt.

He said: “I think its high time for the Kenyan people to be behind our team and cheer the boys. I think they are ready for the tournament and they need our support because I believe they can make us proud.”

On the other hand, Migne has stressed that his team will not be parking the bus in Egypt following concerns of his attacking line with only three fit strikers at his disposal.

After Wednesday’s training session in France where they are getting ready for another friendly assignment against DRC on Saturday June 15, Migne denied claims that He will use a defensive approach against Africa’s giants Senegal and Algeria.

“My philosophy is not to play defensive game. We just have to be solid at the back and attack as a team. We must be ready to defend as a whole team and also move forward. However, we need to improve in scoring goals,” Migne told reporters after the training in Paris.

Time is ticking and in a space of less than two weeks, all eyes will be on Migne with his squad who are slotted in group C and will have their opener against Algeria on June 21.

Mwalala, as well as Migne, will hope for a good run in the competition.

 

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