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Harambee Stars Qualify!!!

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Ab-Titchaz, Oct 12, 2008.

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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Harambee Stars date with destiny​



    Updated 5 hr(s) 8 min(s) ago

    By Robin Toskin

    Harambee Stars wind up their second round of the 2010 World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations in Guinea this evening knowing a point would help secure top spot in Group Two.

    On the contrary, it is a must win situation for Robert Nouzaret’s Syli Nationale because statistically they will be out of the reckoning because they stand to lose up to six points earned against Namibia when finally the best runners-up are determined.

    A loss will see Kenya finish second and wait for computations to know whether they progress to the third and final round of the qualifiers.

    If Kenya finishes second, they will have to wait for final calculations by Africa Football Confederation and the world body, Fifa, who will release the final list of qualifiers.

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    Harambee Stars striker Dennis Oliech (left) and Guinea’s Bobo Balde during the first leg match on June 7.​


    With the new format introduced by Fifa, Kenya stands to lose three points earned in their 1-0 victory over Namibia, should the Southwestern nation finish last in Group Two.

    It is because of this that coach Francis Kimanzi has been cool over Kenya’s chances, but assured Harambee Stars adoring fans when they left for Conakry that they are aiming for top spot.

    In his armoury is Denis Oliech, returning from suspension who should play a great role in Kimanzi’s anticipated 4-5-1, a system which the Mathare United coach believes will choke the opposition in midfield.

    Patrick Oboya, Robert Mambo, Austin Makacha, McDonald Mariga and Kevin Ochieng should form a fortified midfield.

    Rock solid Edgar Ochieng and George Owino are an integral part of Harambee Stars central defence.

    Ulinzi Stars defender James "Munandi" Mulinge and Tusker’s John Njoroge should start on the right and left backline.

    The tricky bit could turn out to be the left back position where Njoroge has suffered a dip in form and his team mate at the champion club Joseph Shikokoti has not seen a lot of football action due to an injury picked against Namibia.

    Options

    The two are left footed and should be comfortable in that position. Owino, the center back, too, is left footed but he has established himself in a central role.

    There is also Lloyd Wahome who is yet to taste action since Kimanzi took over. But whatever options the coach goes for, he would want to field a watertight midfield and back four.

    That backline could be tested to the limit by the presence of Dynamo Kiev’s Ismael Bangoura who is having a fine run in the UEFA champions League.

    Coach Robert Nouzaret could exploit Kamil Zalate of English premiership giant killers, Hull City.

    Celtic defender Bobo Balde has been handed captaincy as unsettled Pascal Feindouno has just transferred to Qatar’s Al Saad.

    It is probable Nouzaret will go for a two pronged attack of Bangoura and Real Mallorca’s Alassane Keita with Feindouno, a ball player playing a supportive role from midfield.

    The national broadcaster, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is expected to televise the match live from 8pm.

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage...id=38&j=&m=&d=
     
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    Kudos to Kenya's Harambee Stars:Wame-qualify For Round II!​


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    Guinea and Mozambique took the two remaining places in the last round of 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

    Cameroon, Kenya, Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, Gabon, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Rwanda, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Sudan, Zambia, Togo, Malawi and Egypt are other 18 teams to go through.

    Mozambique joined them after Angola came from behind to beat Niger 3-1 in Luanda.

    After a weekend that left fans around the continent anxious to know their fate, The Gambia just missed out, and Uganda came close.

    2010 Nations Cup hosts Angola were already unable to qualify by the time their game against Niger kicked off on Sunday.

    But as they came from a goal down to beat Niger and finish second, they moved above Uganda in the group.

    Under the complex qualifying system, Angola were not one of the best runners-up.

    Guinea held on to beat Kenya 3-2 in Conakry to finish top of Group Two.

    The Gambia held Senegal to a 1-1 draw in Dakar in a game that sparked extensive vandalism from angry Senegal fans, as their team was eliminated.

    Another big name among the 26 teams that have failed to go through to the second group phase of qualifying is DR Congo.

    They made eight consecutive appearances at the Nations Cup before failing to make it to the finals in Ghana this year.

    A 2-1 defeat away to Malawi puts the Leopards out, and Malawi through.

    Egypt topped Group 12 after a comfortable 4-0 win against Djibouti in the last game of the weekend.

    Emad Moteab, Ahmed Hassan and Mohamed Aboutrika scored, along with a Djibouti own goal in stoppage time.

    The 20 teams that have made it through will be drawn into five groups of four for the second phase next year, with the group winners going to the World Cup and the top three in each group going to the Nations Cup.

    The draw will be held in Zurich on October 22.

    BBC SPORT | Football | African | 2010 World Cup qualifying summary
     
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    Mundu JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks God for now we have six teams in East & central Africa (rated underdogs some years ago). Kenya, big turnoaround after sustaining major conflicts in soccer management between the FA board & Kenyan govt. Rwanda very impressive comeback after missing the Ghana african cup encounter this year. Mozambique, dedication and winning attitude put them through. Sudan, trying to prove that the 2008 qualification in Ghana wasn't a mere chance. Zambia as well. Malawi, big up to lake Niassa boys... we saw good performance when they met Stars for trial at The national main Stadium last year.

    all the best our neighbours.

    TAIFA STARS... Good effort in the last two games... too late to qualify
     
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    Kinachoniuma ni kua mbona Rwanda na Mozambique wame-qualify na
    sie Bongo tumeambulia nje...na kocha wa ki-Brazil tunaye!

    Bwana Maximo vp hapo?
     
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    Mundu JF-Expert Member

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    Pole Ab-Titchaz Nadhani tule boogie step kwenye ile mechi na Mauritius uwanja mkuu wa Taifa. Ile ndio ilikuwa turning point yetu. Some hope though, there is always next time.
     
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    Ab..kwa soka letu la bongo hili la U-simba na U-yanga nakwambia hata aje Dic Advocaat au bosi wa timu yako Big Phil still we will be lagging behind!

    Very sad mkuu!, can u imagine nchi kama Sudan hivi unawaza na hiyo vita hata mda wa kupiga 'danadana' wanao kweli!
     
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    Manda,
    Nadhani wabongo tumelogwa huwezi kuamini mambo yetu mengi tunayafanya kwa ubabaishaji na ndio maana hata kiwango chetu cha soka Tz ni cha mwendo wa kobe. Nchi zilizokuwa katika machafuko na matatizo kibao zimekuwa na maendeleo sana katika soka lakini sisi kila siku tunahubiri amani na utulivu lakini wapi? Hebu angalia Angola wamekuwa katika vita kwa muda mrefu sana lakini muda mchache baada ya vita kwisha tumeona vitu vyao. Nchi iliyopiganwa vita miaka kibao sasa inaandaa fainali za Afrika. Mozambique hao, Sudan ndio kabisa unaweza kushangaa kama hata viwanja vya soka vipo kweli lakini wako juu sana.

    Nachelea kusema kuwa bado safari ni ndefu, kuja kwa Maximo peke yake haiwezi kuwa tiba bado mfumo wetu wote wa soka Tz hi hovyo tunapenda mambo mazuri kwa gharama ndogo kitu ambacho hakiwezekani.

    Mkataba wa Maximo ukiisha TFF wametakiwa wajipange kumpata kocha wa timu ya taifa na wamlipe wao wanadai watajitahidi kutafuta kocha mzuri kwa gharama nafuu subiri uone tutarudia enzi zile zile za kuwa kichwa cha mwendawzimu. Inauma sana haya matimu ya Simba na Yanga ndio uvundo mtupu utadhani ni klabu za watoto leo watimuane, kesho mwingine kagoma kuingiza timu uwanjani ni ujinga mtupu....Tutakuwa tunashabikia mafanikio ya wenzetu tu....
     
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    U have HIT THE NAIL DUDE!!

    Thanx!!
     
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    I agree....hio example ya Sudan hebu jumlisha na ya Mozambique.
    Je kuna ufisadi katika soka pia?
     
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