Nandwa: We are going to run over Ethiopia

Nov 30, 2021

Harambee Stars coach at the on-going Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup, James Nandwa has promised that his troops are going to run over the Ethiopians when the two side clash in a Group A tie this afternoon which will determine who makes it to the last eight.

“We are not going for a draw although we are aware a draw will be enough for us,” said Nandwa whose team will play minus two suspended players Paul Were and Kevin Omondi who were forced to return back to Nairobi because of indiscipline issues when they left their Sports View Hotel for all-night partying.

He said he is happy although they lost to Cranes in the first game, they came back strongly and beat South Sudan 2-0.

“I will be changing the striking line because we created many chances against South Sudan and did not score. We want to qualify and get to the knock out stage,” added Nandwa.

He dispelled talk that Kenya played poorly against South Sudan.

“We dominated the game against South Sudan and had over 25 clear chances at goal. But we are going to be much hungry against Ethiopia,” he vowed.

He said he will also make changes like bringing in likes of Rama Salim and Victor Ochieng. But Ethiopia’s goalkeeper Samson Aseaw Worku said Kenya should be very careful because their team is determined to win.

“We are going to play the game of our lives,” he added.

The second Group A game today will feature defending champions Uganda and South Sudan. The two teams drew 2-all in an International friendly in July.

The Ugandan coach Bobby Williamson has told the fans that they should not be worried of the few goals the teams is scoring, but added that what matters in such a tournament is winning matches.

 

 

Andrew Jackson Oryada, Kampala

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