Harambee Stars midfielder Cliffton Miheso has acknowledged stiff competition in the team as they prepare for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations set to kick off on June 21, 2019, in Egypt.

Miheso is among six offensive midfielders called up to the provisional 26-man squad and notes that competition for places in the final 23 is good for the team.

“I don’t think I’m under pressure. We work as a team and we support each other. As much as we are competing for a place, we are a team and that comes first,” said Miheso.

The Clube Olimpico Montijo (Portugal) midfielder also believes that the continental championship is an avenue for the players to win moves abroad.

“When I took part in the 2013 CECAFA Senior Championships, I got scouted and made a move abroad. I am confident that AFCON will be a big stage for me and my fellow players to further our careers,” said Miheso.

Cliffton Miheso

Cliffton Miheso was part of the winning team in Monday’s training session

The midfielder last featured for the team at the Hero Intercontinental Cup in India, where he had a goal to his name and will be eager to make it to the final squad, set to jet into Egypt on June 19, 2019, for AFCON.

Football Kenya Federation, meanwhile, has lined up two friendly matches, against Madagascar on June 7, 2019, in Paris and against the Democratic Republic of Congo on June 15, 2019, in Madrid, Spain.

Kenya will play her Group C matches at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo. The first match will see Harambee Stars face Algeria on June 23. Tanzania will be up next on June 27, before Stars wind up their group stage matches against Senegal on July 1, 2019.

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