Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Kenya

Wesley Kemboi @ SS com

Kemboi targets Burundi scalp



Kenya striker Wesley Kemboi hopes he can help the national team get the better of Burundi in their CHAN qualifying duel.

The Harambee Stars have a one goal deficit to claw back in the return leg set for Saturday 5 January 2012.

Stars have struggled to score goals in qualifying play, with their last effort arriving in the 2-1 win over Togo in February. Since then, they have drawn 0-0 with Malawi, lost 1-0 to Namibia and again by the same scoreline in Burundi.

Kemboi, though, feels that they are capable of causing damage in the final third and aims to illustrate this against Burundi.

“We have a bad goal record in qualifying this year you have to admit. The goals have just not been going in by some twist of fate. Against Burundi in the first leg, we had chances but they just did not go in.”

“However, we have what it takes to score and I am sure we will show it when Burundi come over. “If you look at our strike force, it is full of quality which I think will be shown in the return game.”

Kemboi is yet to score for the national team, something he hopes to rectify soon.

“I hope that the goal will come sooner rather than later,” he said. “If it stays long, it becomes a monkey on your back and I do not want to carry one. I have been working hard in training and will hope it shows when we play. My thinking though and with some luck is that it comes soon,” Kemboi concluded.

Stars will report back to training at the end of this week after the Christmas break.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Premier League preview - part 1
Maybe it is a sign of my age, or an indication of how the last two seasons have been for the club I...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref's job becoming more difficult
What you are about to read may sound like I’m stating the obvious, but it’s true.

Segun Odegbami
Sunday's foreign choice
If a foreign coach is undesirable, what makes a foreign assistant acceptable?

Carol Radull
Is this Gor Mahia's year?
Gor Mahia is having a bit of a dream season. A total of 18 games into the season, they are unbeaten.

Sunday Oliseh
Super Eagles job: an uphill task worth taking
It is definitely the most delicate football job on the African continent and the most demanding.

Neil Tovey
Why I answered Safa’s call
I am pleased to have agreed to a deal in principle to serve as Safa’s technical director for the...