The charges of Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee are aimed at fixing their next game after dropping points against the cranes in Thursday’s Migingo Derby.
Kenya midfielder Kenneth Muguna insists the team cannot give up, and a victory on Sunday against Rwanda will be the key to their ambition to reach the top of Group E in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The Harambee Stars started their campaign to Qatar on Thursday with a goalless draw against neighbors Uganda and are behind leaders Mali, who defeated Amavubi 1-0, by two points.
The newly signed player from Azam FC is now focusing on the remaining five matches in the group, starting with Sunday’s away match.
‘Rwanda is a must-win’
“Rwanda is a must-win game for us because we want to be at the top of the group as soon as possible,” Muguna said. Purpose.
“We know we have to work hard for it, and it will come with a lot of pressure, but we will absorb it for our country. We are going to fight for the victory, because we know that Rwanda will also seek a victory.
“Against Uganda, the 0-0 result was not what we were looking for, but it is what we got and we have to build on it. We understand that we needed a victory, especially at home, but we can not do not give up because we did not get it is because it’s football.
“And we still have about five games to play, so we have to stay focused and confident in what we do during training. We know what we want to do as a team; and the remaining games, starting with Rwanda, we get at least a victory. “
“It was a special moment”
Meanwhile, fellow midfielder Richard Odada admits it was a special moment for him to get a chance to play against the Cranes.
Despite the stalemate, it was the 20-year-old Red Star Belgrade who stole the show in his defensive midfield role and even received praise from coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee.
‘It was a special moment for me because I was waiting [the debut] and I was happy to play for the national team, it was incredible, “said Odada. Purpose.
“Unfortunately we did not get the result; we expected to get good results. We did not win the match; that is the most important thing to win. Everyone can draw.
“We have a lot of players and the coach can play any player he thinks is ready for the game. In the national team, no one is guaranteed a position, anyone can play.
“We will do our best and try to get the results.
‘This is the most important thing; we will try our best and get the results. ‘