Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has this morning given his word of motivation to Harambee Stars players and Kenyans at large ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener against Algeria.
This as the team got set for the match, set to be played at the Air Defense Stadium (30th June Stadium) on Sunday starting at 11 pm EAT.
Here is an excerpt from his speech:
“Four years ago we embarked on a journey to change Kenyan football, not because we were the best there was, but because we possessed the passion and commitment.
Not because we were perfect but because we believed in the potential of Kenyan football and the ability of Kenyan players.
Not because of our own benefit but because we believed in the benefits of having structures and processes needed to develop the game.
Not because we expected instant results but because we believed in constant, continuous improvement.
Today, after 15 years Kenya will play Algeria in their opening match of the 2019 AFCON tournament, not because we are the best there is but because we possess the best mentality and commitment.
Not because we won’t be judged but because judgement alone can’t stop us from dreaming.
Not because we are sure we will win but because winning is not everything. But because we are Kenya and we are not afraid. #Tunaweza,”
Harambee Stars, who are back on the continental scene for the first time in 15 years, have been pooled in Group C of the 2019 AFCON against Algeria, Senegal and neighbors Tanzania.