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World Cup Qualifiers: ‘Mali assignment difficult, but not impossible for Kenya’ – Olunga

Harambee Stars captain Michael Olunga believes the staff is mentally ready and prepared for ‘a tough however not not possible problem’ in opposition to Mali of their 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

Whereas the East Africans have collected two factors from their opening two matches in Group E, the Eagles have collected 4 and are favourites to advance from the pool. However the towering ahead is optimistic the Engin Firat-led staff has what it takes to get a constructive end result away.

‘Gamers are right here to offer their greatest’

“Preparations have been good and all gamers are mentally ready and it’s a nice alternative,” Olunga informed Purpose.

“To play Mali, probably the greatest groups in Africa, will likely be a terrific second for us. We’re prepared for the problem and I imagine will probably be a great recreation for us.

“Gamers listed below are prepared to offer their greatest and combat for the nation; it’s a tough problem however not not possible; we now have to point out [Mali] that we now have come ready and can work more durable.”

Lawrence Juma of Kenya and Abdallah Hassan of Harambee Stars vs Egypt.

‘There may be unity in Harambee Stars’

The striker has additional acknowledged the momentum within the staff is nice regardless of the appointment of a brand new coach, Firat, who took over from Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee.

“It’s a new facet with a brand new coach, and I imagine there’s nice momentum within the staff, nice feeling and I imagine on Thursday we’ll produce good outcomes,” Olunga continued.

“Firat is a brand new coach, not solely to me however all people; nevertheless we now have had good periods and there are plenty of positives that we now have seen within the staff with plenty of modifications additionally being made. 

“On the finish of the day, an important factor is unity, cohesion, and staff spirit as a result of it’s going to result in nice outcomes.”

Mali haven’t but conceded within the marketing campaign this season; they began their journey to Qatar with a 1-0 win at house over Rwanda and went on to register a stalemate away to Uganda.

Beneath Mulee, Harambee Stars performed to a goalless draw at house in opposition to Cranes. Their subsequent task was away to Amavubi and the consequence was 1-1. A win on Thursday may ship Stars high of the group, relying on the end result of Uganda and Rwanda.

 

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