NAIROBI, Kenya, November 30 – The result may not have been in our favour but a lot of positives can be taken from Harambee Stars CECAFA Tusker Cup opener against Malawi on Monday.
Kenya showed real intent in attack and at times controlled the midfield with aplomb, but the issue of lack of concentration when it matters raised its ugly head again.
Malawi’s first goal will not make for happy viewing when Jacob Mulee reviews his team performance.
As the veteran coach and now television pundit mentioned in his post match interview, defence was his primary concern.
Veteran players like George Owino and Mulinge Ndetto are expected to perform better at the back for Kenya but when they conceded a first soft goal with barely 50 seconds on the stadium clock.
Going forward, recent call up Bob Mugalia showed the region whey he’s one of the most exciting players in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) with darting runs along the touchline ably supported by James Situma and Kevin Omondi.
However, capitalizing on possession seems to be a journey still too far for Mulee’s men who failed to take the chances on offer.
Former Atletico striker Allan Wanga has been called up to boost Stars firepower, a positive move going by the way the team faded in the second half.
Changes should undoubtedly be made at the back as well if stars are to harbour any chances of winning the tournament.