Former Kenya Head Coach, Jacob Mulee
Wednesday Dec 13, 2017. 17:00
As the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge semifinal battle looms between Kenya and Burundi, the Harambee Stars are tipped to reach the final.
Former Stars coach Jacob Mulee expects a difficult outing against the Swallows, but believes the hosts have a chance to reach the final.
Defending champions, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Zanzibar will battle it out for a place in the final 2017 final on Thursday and Friday.
With new coach Paul Put leading the team in the regional tournament, he bagged two wins and as many draws in the group stage.
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However, Mulee says they will go all the way to the final and urged the supporters to come out in numbers.
“It is definitely going to be a tough match, Burundi have been playing well in this competition and were a hard nut to crack,” he told Goal Kenya.
“Their qualification to the semis proves a lot about their quality. But again, Kenya has done fairly well, though there is still lack of cohesion in the team, a factor that is understandable.
“Well, with qualification to the last four, and having players like Ovella Ochieng and Vincent Oburu, who can give you something when needed, might help the team.
“And with the team qualifying to the semis, fans will definitely turn out in large numbers and cheer the team all the way to the final.”
The semifinal matches will be played at Moi Stadium, Kisumu, with Uganda also taking on Zanzibar.