Kenya's Migne still not happy despite Malawi victory
Kenya national team head coach Sebastian Migne still isn't happy with his side's performance despite the fact that they ended the international break with a 100-percent record following victories over Ghana and Malawi.
Speaking to KweséESPN, the Frenchman has conceded that his side were boring in their 1-0 victory over the Flames in Tuesday's international friendly at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.
"In the first half, it was boring," Migne began, "but sometimes it's difficult to learn the highest level.
"Also for the players after an international game like against Ghana, maybe we were not ready to fight three days later.
"It was the same for Malawi [defeated 3-0 by Morocco on Saturday] but maybe it was difficult for the body and the head also."
Francis Kahata's second-half strike was enough for Kenya to sign off on a pretty flawless international break after they'd defeated Ghana by the same scoreline in Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the same venue.
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The tactician, who made just one change from the side that defeated the Black Stars, was also critical of Tuesday's poor attendance.
"An empty stadium is not easy in terms of motivation," he added. "For that, we need to learn and bring the fans with us to be there.
"If we want the chance to be at the AFCON, we can't do it just with the players, we need the fans as well.
"I hope to see a full stadium against Ethiopia [Kenya's next AFCON qualifier], against Ghana it was only 17,000 and that's not enough.
"I saw my former team with a full stadium in Congo [Brazzaville] against Zimbabwe and in The Gambia [vs. Algeria], in Madagascar [vs. Senegal]," the 45-year-old continued. "I think we can do the same here.
"If we want to dream about the AFCON, we need to have all stakeholders together."
Migne will now shift his focus to the upcoming two-legged qualifiers against Ethiopia that will be played in October.