posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com
Harambee Stars face Guinea Bissau’s Djurtus in a must win African Cup Of Nations qualifier on Saturday.
Third in group J with four points, only a win coupled with a favourable result in Luanda will keep alive Kenya’s hopes of making it to the 2012 edition in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
It is the second meeting between the two nations with Guinea Bissau having won the first match up on September 4 last year.
Guinea Bissau coach De Mantos has brought a young side to Nairobi with eight players who ply their trade in the lower leagues in Portugal but he is confident he can pull a fast one on Kenyans.
“We have not come to Kenya for holiday but to get all the three points as we build on our future team.”
On the other hand Harambee Stars coach Zedekiah Otieno is man under pressure as he needs a big win while hoping that group leaders Uganda Cranes fall away to Angola.
“We have no other option but to win with a big margin but I am an optimistic person who believes we can still qualify for the tournament next year and we will kick start our campaign by getting a good result on Saturday.
Skipper Dennis Oliech will be the man to bank for goals aided by Mike Baraza while in midfield, Celtics’ Victor Wanyama and creative midfielder Jamal Mohamed will play a vital role.
Goalkeeper Arnold Origi should take his place between the posts with James Situma, Anthony Kimani, Pascal Ochieng and Dennis Odhiambo in defence.
Uganda Cranes lead Group J with ten points followed by Angola who have six, Kenya has four and Guinea Bissau are at the bottom with three.