With the AFCON 2019 nearing, Here we take a look at where the Kenya Harambee Stars currently stand heading into their opening game.
Kenya had many memorable moments in their qualifying round for AFCON 2019, and could take positives to Egypt.
Progress is being made in the team as Sebastien Migne begins to shape the team into his way of playing.
Kenya notably beat Ghana, Malawi, Ethiopia, Madagascar and drew with Ethiopia , While only loosing to Ghana away of their last six competitive matches.
If stats are to by Kenya conceded only one goal in those matches. And to put it into context the lone goal came from a Patrick Matasi error. Migne's football is beginning to show, the team has improved immensely in defense.
Migne has made some significant changes to the team, dropping some veterans and introducing a new formation with four at the back. One of them has been Brian Mandela, I’ve been a fan of the defender. The injury might have just robbed us a Key figure in the defensive line.
While Kenya conceded fewer goals most of their wins have been 1-0. An attacking deficiency is being felt in the team. Maybe the problem is in midfield they are not offering clear chances for the strikers or the strikers are not clinical enough.
By now I know Migne has the master plan to cause havoc in the opposition defense. The Madagascar friendly last week was a perfect example of what the strikers can do.
Senegal and Algeria are favorite’s to win group C. But this time they should be cautious Judging on the teams improvements Kenya won’t be a smooth ride.