We will make it difficult for Algeria, Wanyama says ahead of Stars' AFCON opener

We will make it difficult for Algeria, Wanyama says ahead of Stars' AFCON opener

Fred Kennedy
June 23, 2019 at 9:57 AM

Harambee Stars skipper, Victor Wanyama, has reiterated Kenya will be no pushovers when they face Algeria in their Group C opener of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Kenya will be seeking to spring a surprise against the north Africa giants who have already been identified as one of the tournament's favourites.

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However, Wanyama has exuded confidence Stars will present Algeria a tough test when they face off at the 30 June Air Defence Stadium on Sunday, June 23.

"I think there is no pressure, pressure was there when we wanted to qualify and now its time to go out and enjoy ourselves and show people that we are no pushovers so there is no pressure in the team," Wanyama was quoted saying.
"Algeria is a good team, we are aware of that, we respect them but on the pitch, we will fight, it's not going to be easy, we will make it very difficult for them and we are ready," he added.

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The Sebastien Migne-tutored side enjoyed a 19-day residential training camp in Paris, Francs, as part of their preparations for the tournament.

At the time, they played two warm-up matches against Madagascar and DR Congo, winning 1-0 against the Barea before holding the Leopards to a 1-1 draw.

Earlier, reported that Senegal coach Aliou Cisse is bracing up for stiff competition from Harambee Stars when the two sides come face-to-face at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Lions of Teranga have been pooled together with Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania in Group C of the competition, with the two East Africa nations already earning the underdogs tag.

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