The Kenya national team Harambee Stars will not be seeking revenge when they take on Zambia in the 2017 AFCON qualifying match, according to head coach Stanley Okumbi.
The match on Sunday 4 September will be the seventh for Okumbi in charge and he will be seeking a win to wrap up a disappointing qualification campaign.
Zambia beat Kenya 2 – 1 in Nairobi in the teams’ first meeting of Group E and Okumbi holds that his team will be seeking a win, though not for revenge.
The coach, speaking to the official KPL website said the team has the capability to beat Zambia at their own backyard and notes that the bad start to the campaign was their major undoing in the qualifiers.
“Okay, it is not about revenge, but we have the capacity to do that. We have the right crop of players, and more than that, the team has been growing stronger every day so why not? It may be a dead rubber match but there is a lot to learn so we shall still be playing for an outright win,” he said.
“People don’t seem to realize that we are improving every day, because we started this campaign badly and lost hope of making it to the finals early. We have gathered a number of good results and I believe it is time we became bolder in our approach to such games,” he said.