Kenya National Team coach Sébastien Migné has expressed optimism that Harambee Stars will get a positive result against Tanzania.
The two East African Nations come head to head in one of two Group C matches of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations lined up on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.
Having lost their respective tournament openers on identical 2-0 margins, stakes are high, and there is all to play for on Thursday night.
“When you lose the first match in this kind of competition it is important to try to win the second if you are to qualify to the next round,” said coach Migné.
“I believe in my team; we have enough quality. We didn’t see much of it in the first match, maybe because of the quality of opposition we got, but I expect the players to turn up in our match against Tanzania,” he added.
Influential forward Michael Olunga, meanwhile, admitted that it won’t be easy, but promised a more inspired show from his teammates.
“It will be a very tough game. We know them and they as well know us. Both of us lost our first matches with the same margin so stakes will be high,” said Olunga.
“We have three points to fight for and we are going to give our best since tomorrow’s result will define our progress in the competition,” he added.
The match kicks off on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the 30 June Stadium starting 11 pm EAT. Senegal and Algeria, who are at three points and two goals apiece, will square it out in an 8 pm curtain-raiser to the East African derby.