The Kenya national team Harambee Stars assistant coach Musa Otieno believes Mauritius is a strong enough team to trouble Kenya when the two teams face off in the first preliminary qualifier for the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday 7 October.
Kenya will be travelling away for the first leg and Musa reiterated that after the disappointment that came with losing to Zambia at home, they will be aiming to win as a perfect apology to Kenyans.
He backed the selection of players called up for the match and noted that the key aspects of fitness levels and discipline were put in consideration when calling them up.
“We are taking this match with a lot of seriousness because we also know they will not be pushovers by any standards. We want to win this for Kenyans because the last time out it was a very disappointing evening for the fans; we have learnt our lessons and we want to make up.
“We have called up the best players available in consideration of their fitness levels as well as discipline and we believe this will translate into good results for the team,” he said.