Sports enthusiast and Harambee Stars supporters are already cheering on the streets of social media ahead of tomorrow’s match against Ethiopia.
The Kenyan National team; Harambee Stars, is set to host Ethiopia in round four of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group “F” qualifier on Sunday afternoon at the Kasarani Stadium. The match is expected to kick off at 4pm
The two nations settled for a barren draw in the first leg in Bahir Dar on Wednesday with Kenya aiming to capitalize on home advantage to enhance their qualification chances with victory against the 1962 continental champions
Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne had earlier called out on Kenyans to turn up in large numbers to support the Kenyan team on Sunday.
“If I had one wish, I hope to have a full stadium on Sunday because it’s amazing to play in this atmosphere. Sometimes you have trouble but the atmosphere was very amazing. I’m not surprised people in Ethiopia are good at that, well done but please I would like to beat you(Ethiopians) in a few days.” he said
Migne is also on record tohave said he can’t promise a win for Harambee Stars,because he is not a magician but he knows that his players will give their best.
On an interview; Victor Wanyama who is captain of the national team said he feels confident that the team can beat any opponent if the crowd rallies behind the Kenya national team like it happened at Bahir Dar during their game against Ethiopia.
“I have never seen such a crowd. It was an unbelievable crowd since the largest I have seen before while in Europe is 80,000 to 90,000. If we can have such a crowd back at home then it will inspire us to beat any team,” he said.
In the effort by the government to ensure that the turn up will up to the expectation of the coach, the sports ministry announced free entry into Kasarani stadium and Nairobi governor Mike Sonko offered buses that will ferry fans to the stadium.
After the announcement of free entry, Kenyans had feared that the security at the stadium might be compromised and concerns were raised. The cheers on social media prove otherwise as many openly announced their intentions to attend the match.
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