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Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the team in the Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) first leg match against Tanzania’s Taifa Stars in Dar-es-Salaam last weekend.
The deadlock now sets up an entertaining return match at Kasarani Stadium on Sunday with Kenya seeking for a win to move to the next stage.
Migné expressed contentment with the result, promising an all-out attack in the second leg.
“We were good defensively. We now have to work on building better link-up play offensively, and I am confident that we will post good results in the return match on Sunday,” said Migné after the team returned home yesterday.
Team captain Dennis Odhiambo had earlier been quoted by Goal.com, saying Kenya got the result they wanted in the match that was played under the searing Dar heat.
“It was a game of missed chances and keeping a clean sheet was the reason we are happy. It was not easy against them [Tanzania], they fought very hard but a draw is a good result for us,” said Odhiambo.
“Fans’ support was very key for us in the run-up to our Africa Cup of Nations qualification. We need it likewise on Sunday, and I am confident we will give them something to smile about,” added the Midfielder.
Asked on what Kenyans fans should expect in the return leg, the Sofapaka midfielder said: “We have the home advantage now and we must use it to the maximum. We will give our best and get the win which can take us to the next stage.
I must accept Tanzania has a good side compared to our squad and they will not be easy to beat so we must be ready to have a good game.”
Meanwhile, the Football Kenya Federation has subsidised ticket prices for the return match at Kasarani.
Fans will now gain all-round access to the stadium for only Sh100, with the match set to kick off at 4 pm.
The winner on aggregate will face Sudan in the second and final qualifying round. Stars players head straight back to camp to prepare for the match.