Kenya coach eyes Africa Cup of Nations title

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-14 04:14:37|Editor: yan
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NAIROBI, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Kenya head coach Sebastian Migne said Saturday that Harambee Stars can afford to dream of not only playing at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, but winning the tournament.

Africa's top ranked side and one of the perennial underachievers Senegal will be the big giant in Group C including Kenya, Algeria, Tanzania.

Speaking in Nairobi, Migne said Kenya has developed in the soccer and the country starts their tough campaign to win the continental title.

"Kenya, after taking 15 years without qualifying, can now dream of winning the AFCON title. I will tell the players the dream continues. Let them do it for their own history and for the fans who have supported the team," said Migne on Saturday.

Migne is alive to the challenges that Senegal and Algeria will pose.

"To play Senegal and Algeria means we are on the high level. We have no pressure," said Migne, adding that "I don't know whether it's a good draw but what is fantastic is that one year ago no one expected us to qualify and now we are here."

Kenya starts its campaign against Algeria on June 23 before facing neighbors Tanzania and Senegal on June 27 and July 1 respectively.

"Mark the date on June 23, Kenya will rule again," said Football Kenya Federation chairman Nick Mwendwa.

Migne said the pressure is on the big teams, Senegal and Algeria to prove their mettle while Kenya and Tanzania can easily creep through with everyone having dismissed their capability.

"We have nothing to lose. We set the target of a last 16 and we believe we can go beyond that," said Migne.