Kevin Kimani promises to deliver ahead of AFCON Qualifiers 

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Written By: Maxwell Wasike

The national team Harambee Stars midfielder Kevin Kimani, has reiterated his commitment to offering the best during the upcoming assignments, where Kenya will be battling for a place in the Africa Cup of Nations slated for next year in Cameroon. 

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The experienced player whose services were acquired by FKF Premier league side Wazito FC from Mathare United in August last year, has been in high flying form recently helping his team to pick up five straight wins in the ongoing Betking Premier league.

’Well it’s a privilege representing the country, I just need to focus and follow instructions and game plan and also individually I have to be set and prepare mentally. We have to make our fans proud because they have been good to the team and just like I said earlier I will try to score more goals and create plenty of assists and support the team and give the best that I can’’

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The midfielder who has had various stints abroad and a relatively successful season with the 2008 local top tier champions slum boys of Mathare, skippering the side and scoring crucial goals will be instrumental to head coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee in his bid to help his charges secure qualification to the continental football for the second time running.

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Kimani is expected to fight for place in the final team and marshall the centre of the park by providing much needed link between the defense and the attacking department.

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Last week, Mulee named a squad of local based players for the upcoming matches set for next month and

Among those who were given a chance to prove their worth is goalkeeper Brian Bwire of Kariobangi Sharks and Wazito’s Peter Odhiambo who will be competing for the number one spot with foreign-based legion.

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Influential AFC Leopards forward Elvis Rupia has also been handed a call up, as has KCB’s defender Reagan Otieno.

Other notable inclusions in the team include Nairobi City Stars midfielder Oliver Maloba, KCB’s Nahashon Alembi and AFC Leopards’ midfielder Collins Shichenje.

Kenya will play Egypt in Nairobi on March 22, before travelling to Lome for a clash against Togo eight days later.

The Harambee Stars will also engage in the World Cup qualifiers between June and November 2021.

 

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