Harambee Stars set to arrive in Dar tomorrow for return leg tie

Kenya national soccer team Harambee Stars are expected to arrive in Dar es Salaam tomorrow for their Africa Cup of Championship.

The teams will meet on Saturday at Dar es Salaam`s National Stadium in the return leg match.

The Confederation of Africa Football`s new competition is exclusively for players engaged in domestic leagues.

Harambee beat Stars 1-0 in their first leg match staged at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on March 29.

According to the source within Taifa Stars, the team would arrive in the afternoon with a contingent of 18 players.

“We expect them here tomorrow but they have not told us the means of transport they would use,“ the source said.

Taifa Stars will need a 2-0 win to advance. A 1-0 win, however, will lead to extra-time and later penalty shootouts.

The team to win will face the winners between Uganda and Eritrea. Uganda have an away goal advantage following their 2-2 draw in Asmara during the first leg tie.

Harambee Star` coach Jacob Mulee was yesterday quoted as saying they were not under pressure in the return leg after the slim win in the first leg.

“I would have been worried with a draw, but as it is we are ahead 1-0. We need to build on it and finish off the job in Dar,“ he said.

“Everything is working for us. One of our strikers (Francis Ouma) scored for his club and was in top form too.

We have no injuries and I am happy everybody turned up for training,“ he said.

Taifa Stars recently lost 1-2 against Yemen in their away friendly match played in Yemen.
Stars coach Marcio Maximo said that he gained a lot from the friendly.

  • SOURCE: Guardian