Kenya plots for Mali’s downfall
Kenya national team, Harambee Stars, is in Morocco ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifier against the Hawks of Mali.
The 25-man squad left led by head couch Engin Firat left the country on Monday aboard a chartered flight.
The squad has Ian Otieno, Brian Bwire, and Faruk Shikhalo as Goalkeepers.
The defence line is most likely to be led by Joash Onyango alias Berlin Wall, Eric Ouma, Joseph Okumu, and Eugine Asike. Others are David Owino Odhiambo, Johnstone Omurwa, Daniel Sakari, David Owino Ambulu, Abud Omar, and Bolton Omwenga.
Youngster Richard Odada, Lawrence Juma, Ismael Gonzalez, Kenneth Muguna, Duke Abuya, Boniface Muchiri, Eric Zakayo, Phillip Mayaka, and Abdallah Hassan were chosen as midfielders.
Goal machine Michael Olunga is expected to lead the attack assisted by either Henry Meja or Eric Kapaito.
The match will be played under floodlights on Thursday night at Stade Adrar in Agadir, about 541 kilometres from Rabat, Morocco's capital.
The match is being played in Morocco since no venue matches the world football governing body, Fifa, requirements in Mali.
After sharing spoils with Uganda and Rwanda, Kenya is currently second on the log with two points.
Firat stated that he is only interested in winning.
"I'm not going to Mali intending to lose." I'm heading there in the hopes of getting good outcomes. I feel that if we are strategically disciplined, we will be able to produce a high-quality result,” he said.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.