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Kenyan Midfielder confident Harambee Stars can beat Mali 5-0 at Nyayo Stadium

The Sidama Coffee Sporting Club midfielder Francis Kahata has backed Harambee Stars to turn tables on Mali when the two side flex muscles at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday, October 10.

The Harambee Stars fell 5-0 to Mali on Thursday night in a Group ‘E’ qualifying match played at Stade Adrar in Agadir, Morocco, hence, denting their dreams of reaching next stage of the qualifiers-play-offs involving all group winners hanging by a thread.

However, Kahata has exuded confidence Stars can earn perfect revenge over Mali in the revese tie by beating their opponents by a similar scoreline.

“Yes, it was a poor performance, but since those in the team are representing us, we believe they can make amends in the next meeting at home,” Kahata told Goal.

“In football, everything is possible, it will be surprising for us to win 5-0 as well,” he added.

Under fire Harambee Stars coach Engin First while addressing a press conference yesterday at Nyayo Stadium apologised to Kenya for the stars’ underwhelming  performance against Mali  hence, promising a better performance in today’s return leg.

Kenya currently sit third with two points, five behind leaders Mali who are unbeaten in three matches.

Uganda are second with five points while Rwanda are last on one point.

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    Written by Pauline Nabwire

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