Purring Were credits Migne for Harambee Stars call-up
- Winger Paul Were has hailed Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne for naming him in the 32-man provisional squad.
- Were has been pivotal to the Leopards turn-around of events netting his first goal against Zoo FC at Kenyatta Stadium,Machakos on May 8th.
AFC Leopards speedy winger Paul Were has hailed Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne for naming him in the 32-man provisional squad that will be tasked to carry the country’s flag in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2019 in Egypt next month.
According to Were, it is now time to work hard to make the final 23-man squad which will fly the Kenyan flag at the continent’s biggest football tournament from June 22 to July 19.
Were, who signed a short-term contract with Leopards this year till the end of the season, has also attributed his current club’s technical bench to his team mates for the improved results that have lifted them to position nine from the abyss of relegation of the 18-team log.
“I’m very grateful to coach Migne, for the trust he has in me, for a call up which will enable me to represent my country in Egypt.
“I’m just looking forward to work hard and giving my best in the remaining matches for AFC Leopards and fight for the final 23-man squad.
Were, who joined Ingwe in April, has been pivotal to the Leopards turn-around of events netting his first goal against Zoo FC at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on May 8.
Formerly based in Kazakhstan and Greece before returning to the den, Were has also congratulated his team mate Whyvonne Isuza for the call-up attributing it to the hard work which has enabled him to score 10 goals.
The former Tusker FC man is confident that Harambee Stars will do better despite being pooled in one of the toughest groups. The group has 2002 World Cup quarter finalists Senegal ,1990 Afcon champions Algeria and East African neighbours Tanzania .
“Senegal and Algeria are power houses in football and also we don’t underrate Tanzania. We are capable of harvesting good results since in football we have seen that nothing is impossible and any team can beat any opponent provided they do prepare well,” Were said.
Harambee Stars begin the campaign with Algeria on June 23rd at 11 :00pm Kenyan time.
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