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2010 world cup: Kenya Minister of Sports writes off Super eagles

Kenya Assistant minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kabando-Wa-Kabando yesterday said the Harambee Stars will beat the Nigerian side and qualify for the African Nations Cup in Angola.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles last World Cup qualifying match against the Harrambee Stars of Kenya comes up on November 14 in Nairobi

Speaking  during the Expert Meeting of the 3rd AU Ministers of Sports, which opened in Abuja yesterday, Kabandot Kenya wants to be at the Nations Cup in Angola.

“We wish Nigeria the best of luck, but we want to be at the Nations Cup. It is not that we don’t want Nigeria to go to the World Cup. We have put the 1-0 loss to Tunisia behind us, and our resolve now is to beat Nigeria and be in Angola,” he said.

“We have seen the optimism in the air from Lagos to Abuja, following the win against Mozambique that they want to be at the World Cup. The Harambee Stars will play their normal game on November 14, provided we beat Nigeria and be at the Nations Cup.”

Kabando said they are aware of the motivation being given to the Super Eagles to qualify for the World Cup, by beating Kenya.

He added, “I want to inform you that we are also giving our team the same level of motivation, because we want to be in Angola. We are not leaving any stone unturned, and most of the pressure is on the team to go to the Nations Cup. So, we can’t see Nigeria stopping us.

“The players are collective in their determination and willingness to pick a Nations Cup ticket, and that is why everything is being done to assist the team.”

James Momanyi, Goal.com