Kenya’s Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama believes the current Uganda Cranes squad is better than the one that failed to qualify on October 8 2011.
Wanyama is the only active member of the Stars’ team that stopped Cranes from reaching the 2012 continental finals, viagra http://dancehallarena.com/wp-content/plugins/addthis/addthis-for-wordpress.php his last meet with Uganda before Tuesday’s game.
“On my view, shop the current Cranes squad is much better than they were in 2011. There is a lot of maturity, rx energy, balance and desire to go to the African Cup,” the newly signed Tottenham midfielder told Chimpsport in a brief interview after the match.
The captain had some kind words for Uganda sending his country’s well wishes message and at the same time cautioning the players against complacency on the crucial game against Comoros basing on previous history of near misses.
“I hope Uganda learnt from their past experiences and now know how to approach the last day because the most important thing I can advise Uganda is to finish the job early and avoid a lot of unnecessary pressure in the last minutes,” he noted.
“All in all, we wish Uganda all the best against Comoros in their last game because now they’re the only team with a chance to represent East Africa. So as a region we have to support them.”
About seven players who featured in the 2011 squad that failed to get a goal behind Kenya’s back line played a part in Tuesday friendly which ended barren.
They include Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Waswa Mawanda, Moses Oloya, captain Geoffrey Massa, Tonny Mawejje and Geoffrey Sserunkuma while Vincent Kayizzi was an unused sub. Keeper Dennis Onyango was unavailable for the clash but will be back on Sunday.
Victor Wanyama is the only Kenyan player who featured in 2011 alongside the like is his brother McDonald Mariga and his predecessor Dennis Oliech.