AFCON2019: Michael Olunga makes fervent promise ahead Tanzania clash

Kashiwa Reysol and former Gor Mahia forward Michael Olunga has come out to explain the importance of their second match of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) against Tanzania and exuded hopes that Kenya will rise to the occasion and claim a victory.

Michael Olunga has promised Kenyan fans that Harambee Stars will fight hard in their second Africa Cup of Nations Group C match against Tanzania on Thursday who also lost against Senegal who were lacking the services of their captain and Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane.

After the Harambee Stars and Taifa Stars both crashed to defeats in their Afcon openers, and Olunga is aware of the stakes the match carries, saying the fate of the club is in their hands.

“Every game is an important game but we are taking them one after another,” Olunga told reporters in Egypt.

“Tanzania are our neighbours and so the match is promising to be a tough one given the fact that we understand ourselves better and that both of us lost the first game with the same margin.”

Olunga also pointed out some of the areas that the Kenyan team needed to work on while tackling their neighbours in the ‘East African derby clash’.

“Kenya has to improve especially in the first half and I believe we are going to give our best in the search of three points,” the former Thika United and Gor Mahia forward added.

“The game will be very important because the outcome will determine if we will progress in the competition.”

Stars will be without the services of their best defenders Brian Mandela, Musa Mohamed and Joash Onyango in the match who have been ruled out for the rest of the matches after picking injuries during their training.

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