Kenya coach Mulee: South Sudan have made great strides

Kenya coach Mulee: South Sudan have made great strides
Kenya Head Coach, Jacob Mulee

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Mar 15, 2021. 14:00

Kenya national team coach Jacob Mulee has praised the progress made by South Sudan after the teams met in a friendly match this past weekend.

The Harambee Stars defeated the Shining Stars 1-0 at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday, with Elvis Rupia netting the goal.

Both teams were using the clash as preparation for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Kenya are set to face Egypt at home and Togo away in their final two Group G matches, while South Sudan will tackle Malawi at home and Burkina Faso away in Group B.

“It was a tough game because South Sudan have really made huge strides forward in recent years,” Mulee is quoted by Goal.

“They are a good team and [in the 1-0 win over Uganda] in the [Africa Cup of Nations] qualifiers they showed it.

“Rupia was lively from the first whistle, he has pushed himself well from the start and I am happy he managed to score.

“If maybe he would have come off without scoring maybe it might have lowered his confidence.

“He scored at a crucial time, when we were about to substitute him, but the good thing is that we won and I am happy it happened so.”

‘Ghost’ Mulee added: “I am satisfied with what I saw considering the fact that some players were making their debut and being an international match they have done well.”

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