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Kenya must focus on AFCON, World Cup

24 December 2013, 10:26

Nairobi - Following Kenya's dominance at the just ended 2013 Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup, fans have urged the soccer controlling body to build strong squads for both 2015 African Cup of Nations and 2018 World Cup.

Harambee Stars beat Sudan 2-0 at the recently-ended CECAFA tournament at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi to become the new regional football champions following decades of poor performance.

Soccer fans, who spoke to CAJ News urged the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) to use the CECAFA victory as the turning point for the country's football success story.

Freddy Macharia urged KFF to start laying its strong football foundation Kenya ahead of both 2015 Afcon and 2018 World cup based on that success.

“As a nation, Kenya should start preparing now for both the 2015 Afcon and 2018 World cup, otherwise the achievements made at the CECAFA would be a waste of time and resources,” said Macharia, a staunch fan for Harambee Stars in Kisumu.

Frank Okpara said the Harambee Stars should keep their inspiring skipper Allan Wanga, whom he said would be influential in the forthcoming continental and global football showpieces.

“Kenya is well known internationally for athletics, but for once, let us also show the world that we are also good in football. For the nation to achieve that feat, KFF needs to build its foundation from the CACAFA victory. A foundation has been laid, but the country must start scouting for potential talent to take Kenya to the promised glory come Afcon 2015 and World Cup 2018,” Okpara said.

– CAJ News


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