Following their failure to secure a ticket to Cameroon for the next African Cup of Nations tournament, Emmanuel Adebayor has provided some support and motivation for the Kenyan players and asked them to believe in their dreams.
While the Kenyan players were feeling gutted about the result and their fate, they still had some kind words of motivation from the former Arsenal striker, and it’s something that they will likely remember for some time and not forget in a hurry.
The opening goal of the match was scored by the visitors and Abdallah Hassan was the source of the beautifully-taken opener. Masoud Juma then scored a second for the side to hand them a two-goal lead away from home while Henri Eninful was the scorer of the hosts’ only goal.
The match was missed by a couple of the away team’s star players, including the likes of goalkeeper Ian Otieno, striker Michael Olunga, midfielder Juma Lawrence, and defender Joash Onyango, the coach (Jacob Mulee) decided to hand a couple of stars their international debuts.
Speaking to the Kenyan players after the match, Adebayor said that he and the Congo players have had patchy moments and had to overcome all of those situations to get to where they currently are.
The 37-year-old then asked them to not think so much about the setback and that they should instead continue to believe in their dreams, continue giving their all, and that they should also start preparing for greater success ahead because nobody knows tomorrow.
The result on Monday meant that Kenya finished their campaign in third position after winning just one game, drawing four, and losing one. They finished on seven points, conceded seven goals, and scored the same amount as well.