Kenya can be taking part in the build-up matches to organize for greater duties towards Egypt and Togo within the Afcon qualifiers
Kenya worldwide John Macharia is assured the pleasant matches towards South Sudan and Tanzania will form the group and instil confidence forward of the Harambee Stars’ Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers towards Egypt and Togo.
On Saturday, Kenya will host the Brilliant Stars at Nyayo Stadium earlier than taking part in the Taifa Stars in a double-header scheduled for Monday and Thursday.
The Gor Mahia midfielder believes the three apply matches will assist enhance morale within the squad and it’s the purpose why they’re vital.
“These three friendlies are good for us as a result of they may give us motivation and morale [ahead of our Afcon qualifiers],” Macharia advised Aim.
“The extra you play, the extra assured you get and it’s the purpose why the three pleasant video games are vital to us.”
His teammate David Owino, who plies his commerce with KCB FC, additionally expressed what the group – which is led by coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, is focusing on.
“We now have two troublesome video games and our mission is to win. We’re focusing on an Afcon slot like two years in the past. We now have an opportunity and we have to capitalise on it,” Owino advised Aim.
Kenya, who’re third in Group G of the qualifiers, are scheduled to face Egypt in Nairobi on March 22 earlier than flying out to Lome for his or her remaining group tie towards bottom-placed Togo on March 30.
Kenya’s possibilities of reaching a second successive Afcon finals have been dealt a serious blow after the group misplaced 2-1 away to Comoros of their final outing.
Nonetheless, a victory over Egypt at dwelling would deliver them proper again into competition forward of the ultimate match of the qualifying sequence.
Harambee Stars provisional squad
Goalkeepers: Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks), James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars), Joseph Okoth (KCB), Peter Odhiambo (Wazito), Sam Adisa (Bidco).
Defenders: Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito), Michael Kibwage (Sofapaka), Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks), Nahashon Alambi (KCB), Bonface Onyango (Kariobangi Sharks), David Owino (KCB), Daniel Sakari (Kariobangi Sharks), Baraka Badi (KCB)
Midfielders: Lawrence Juma (Sofapaka), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Collins Shichenje (AFC Leopards), Micheal Mutinda (KCB), Musa Masika (Wazito), John Macharia (Gor Mahia), Reagan Otieno (KCB), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), Oliver Maloba (Nairobi Metropolis Stars), Bonface Muchiri (Tusker), Kevin Kimani (Wazito), Abdalla Hassan (Bandari)
Forwards: Erick Kapaito (Kariobangi Sharks), Elvis Rupia (AFC Leopards), Henry Meja (Tusker), Benson Omalla (Gor Mahia)