Harambee Stars jet back after Ethiopia AFCON Qualifier

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Harambee Stars vs Ethiopia
Harambee Stars leftback Abud Omar leads his teammates out upon arrival at the airport from Ethiopia where the team held the hosts to a barren draw in an AFCON Qualifier

The Kenya National football team has on Thursday, October 11, 2018, jetted back into the country from Ethiopia where the team held the hosts to a barren draw in an Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier.

Ethiopia, despite dominating proceedings for the better part of the match, failed to find a way past a resolute Kenyan defense, the match ending 0-0.

Coach Sébastien Migné expressed contentment with the result, noting that his charges are upbeat ahead of the return leg.

“Of course it was not easy playing at the fully packed stadium. I want to commend my players for giving their best and I am confident that we will get a positive result on Sunday,” said coach Migné.

Sebastien Migne
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne all smiles upon arrival at the airport from Ethiopia where the team held the hosts to a barren draw in an AFCON Qualifier

Captain Victor Wanyama also commended his teammates for putting up a gallant fight, further calling out on fans to fully rally behind the team on Sunday.

“The result for us is welcome. I want to congratulate my teammates for their mental strength. We however still have a job to do on Sunday and I’m confident we’ll get a positive result,” said Captain Wanyama.

FKF President Nick Mwendwa, meanwhile, commended the Stars on their performance while welcoming Government’s decision to waive gate charges for Sunday’s return match.

Nick Mwendwa
FKF President Nick Mwendwa addresses the press upon arrival at the airport from Ethiopia where the team held the hosts to a barren draw in an AFCON Qualifier

“It is not easy playing away from home, so a point for us is welcome,” he said.

“It is good that Government has granted fans free entry. We are now planning on how we will ensure that fans have the best experience on Sunday,” he added.

The match set to be played on Sunday October 11, 2018, at the MISC Kasarani starting 4 pm.

Also Read: FKF welcomes waiver of gate charges for Kenya, Ethiopia AFCON Qualifier

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