After the October international break, the Kenya national soccer team Harambee Stars now shifts focus to the next game, against Liberia. The international friendly match will be staged in Nairobi, in November.
The November friendly is expected to give the coach Stanley Okumbi sufficient time to gauge his players and also mould a team for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers as well as the upcoming CECAFA senior Challenge tournament to be hosted in Nairobi.
“As a federation, we have demonstrated that preparation is everything. If you invest more in preparation your likelihood of succeeding is very high. We have put our attention on the little things like good management, thinking ahead, organizing ourselves and doing things right just like we promised Kenyans,” said the Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa.
On the same note, the boss reiterated the need to give the coach more time to work with the team.
“Not only do we need to play the friendly matches but we need to give the coach three or four days to work with the team,” he added.
After the Kenya national team amazed DR Congo early this month, Mwendwa further noted that their journey is expected to start yielding incredible results after three years of valuable investment.
“I want to tell Kenyans that we are not yet there as a team but I think in three years time, by 2019, Kenyans will start to expect great performances.”