The Kenya’s Harambee Stars returned to the continental stage –the AFCON- after missing for 15 years.
To qualify, they finished second in a group that had Ghana, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone who were later expelled from the competition after their government interfered with football administration.
Their head coach Sebastian Migne says that by qualifying the team has been living its dreams and want to continue into the finals.
“We will try our best to give a good image of Kenyan football. We need to continue to dream; we need to confirm the dream. We are lucky to participate in this tournament and we need to [compete],” the Frenchman told CAF.
To live their dream, the East Africans have to stand up against Africa’s best ranked nation, Senegal, Algeria and neighbours Tanzania.
Migne acknowledges that the three are tough opponents but believes they are ready to put up a resistance.
“Senegal is the number one team in Africa. Algeria also is not easy; they are big football country with good players. Tanzania will also be a fantastic derby and they are not an easy team. Tanzania beat Uganda 3-0 to qualify and that shows their level. It will be three fantastic matches,” he added.