Harambee Stars mentor Jacob “Ghost” Mulee is sure Kenya will pick greatest focuses when the group has Comoros in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier coordinate in Nairobi next Wednesday.
On Thursday, the group ventured up its arrangements for the match with 18 neighborhood based players participating in a twofold instructional meeting at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani. Furthermore, mentor Mulee is dazzled with the advancement up until this point.
“We started quite slowly but the team is picking up very well. We are slowly getting the pace we would like to use. I am very impressed with the local players we have in camp. They are disciplined and good fighters,” Mulee disclosed to Nation Sport after Thursday’s morning meeting.
Mulee demands his charges won’t misjudge Comoros, who lead Group ‘G’ of 2021 Afcon qualifiers with four focuses in the wake of edging Togo and drawing with Egypt. Kenya is second with two focuses subsequent to picking draws against Togo and Egypt.
“We have to respect Comoros. They are not at the top of the group by fluke. They went to Togo and picked three points and that tells you the calibre of team we will be up against. They have never been to the Afcon and are therefore very eager to qualify for the first time. They are coming to Nairobi with the zeal to continue with their good run and I expect a very tough match,” the strategist said.
“However, we will be playing at home and that gives us a very good advantage even though we will not have fans to cheer us up. We will play to our strengths and I am optimistic we will get a good result,” he added.
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Unattached winger Ayub Timbe Masika, Egypt-based Cliff Nyakeya and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Anthony Akumu are the principal bunch of unfamiliar based players expected to interface up with the group. The rest are normal this end of the week.
Be that as it may, Japan-based Michael Olunga’s accessibility is still in question after his club reported five of its staff had contracted Covid.
Mulee is anxious to have on-structure striker accessible for the consecutive qualifiers.
“I spoke to him recently and it is still a very tricky situation as we are not sure if he is coming or not. He is very willing to come but the whole team is currently in quarantine and undergoing tests. We will have to wait and see,” he stated,
Wazito goalkeeper Peter Odhiambo is the most recent consideration in the group with Mulee saying he is coming in as a reinforcement overseer.
Mulee additionally uncovered Finland-based Arnold Origi will at long last connection up with the group one week from now following a five-year nonattendance.