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Michel seeks first Stars win



Harambee Stars coach Henri Michel goes in search of his first win since taking over as coach when his charges face off with Tanzania’s Taifa Stars in a friendly on Wednesday in Mwanza.

The former French International suffered defeat on his debut against South Africa in Nairobi last month and gets a chance to correct his mistakes and restore confidence in the boys.

Michel has maintained the squad that played Bafana Bafana in October but he will miss out on the services of Celtic defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama and Ullensaker/Kisa shot stopper Arnold Origi.

This is the 49th meeting between the two sides with the visitors boasting of an impressive record that has seen them win 23 times, drawn 10 and lost 15 in their previous encounters.

Captain Dennis Oliech will lead out the team once again as he hopes to erase their last outcome that saw Kenya draw 1-1 against their opponents in their last friendly under former Harambee Stars tactician Jacob Mulee.

Despite being criticized for poor preparations, Michel insists that they had no other option.

“We have only 48 hours of training, which is definitely not enough time, but it was necessary that we worked with that we had.”

“As long as the players maintain the same attitude and spirit that they had when we played South Africa (in October),” he added.

Taifa Stars coach Kim Poulsen has acknowledged Wednesday’s opposition.

“It will be a tough game. Our opponents have got good players and we are aware of that. We look forward to play at the Kirumba Stadium, and win the game.”

Both teams will use the match as part of their build up to Cecafa Senior Challenge which starts in ten days’ time.

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