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Harambee Stars brace for final friendly against DR Congo

Harambee Stars brace for final friendly against DR Congo

Sebastian Migné says the team is well prepared as they get ready to play the Democratic Republic of Congo in their second and final pre-AFCON friendly match on Saturday 15 June, 2019.

The match will be at the Estadio de Santa Ana in Madrid, Spain, with kickoff slated for 8 pm East African Time and comes after Kenya beat Madagascar 1-0 in the first pre-AFCON friendly played on Friday last week.

Migné tells footballkenya.org that the team is well prepared for Saturday’s match against the two time African Champions.

He also confirmed the unavailability of Musa Mohamed, but expressed optimism that the defender will be fit in time for AFCON, and that he has enough depth to plug in the void.

“We will not risk fielding Musa (Mohammed) and Brian (Mandela, who has been ruled out of the tournament) because our priority is on our match against Algeria. In his absence we have an opportunity to see what other players can offer,” coach Migné said.

The Frenchman further issued a rallying call to fans to create a positive vibe around the national team, as they prepare to go back to the continental scene for the first time in 15 years.

“Don’t forget where we were one year ago. The players have achieved something fantastic in terms of AFCON Qualification. We are not a high-level team, we are on the way, and we can only get to the top if Kenyans support us,” he said.

The team is currently in the second of its three-week camp at the French Rugby Federation in Paris, France.

Ahead of the friendly match, Stars will jet out to Madrid on Saturday and are scheduled to arrive in Spain at 2 pm, ahead of the match, set to kick off at 7 pm local time.

The team will then fly back to France on Sunday, three days before their scheduled departure to Cairo, Egypt, on June 19, 2019.

Source: Football Kenya

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia.

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