The Kenya national team Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama has expressed his satisfaction after the team managed a 1 – 1 draw with Zambia in the last of their 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers on Sunday 4 September.
The Kenya side was on course for a crucial win having taken the lead through Ayub Timbe on the 63rd minute but suffered a late concession after Rainford Kalaba’s 87th minute goal.
After going five matches without a loss, the skipper has lauded the team and is confident the same will come with an improvement in FIFA rankings, which he points out will be crucial for both the team and players.
“We did well but we wanted a win and we were so close, save for that period of loss concentration. The fact that we managed to hold off a team as strong as Zambia shows we have character and I believe we can get better if we work to build on this result.
“Good results like the ones we have been getting are crucial for the team and Kenyan players because that is what will raise our placing on rankings which will result in getting good deals in the big leagues and also foster competition in the national team,” he said.