Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi has pinned his side’s loss at the hands of Mozambique on Sunday on wasted chances.
Stars had a series of chances in the game but failed to convert any and according to Kimanzi, that fact gave their opponents the chance to punish them.
“It was a difficult game for us but we had a better first half. We had numerous opportunities to kill the game early but I think we waited for too long until we were punished for it,” Kimanzi said after the game.
The former Mathare United man, however, believes that they are progressing well as a team despite the setback and hopes that the outing doesn’t dent the confidence of his charges heading into next month’s clash with Egypt in the AFCON qualification process.
“The only part is when a younger player makes a mistake. At this level when you make such mistakes then you will be punished. All in all, generally I’m very satisfied. I’m satisfied with the progress.
"In such a situation you expect to tumble but that doesn’t mean a fall and we are happy with the development of the process. At the national team, we need the result but we need the process to be complete too.
“Of course, the mindset is different and it’s a huge concern. We better lose a game and score and we didn’t today. This was a different game with a different task where we gave the opportunity to the players who have not been here before. Our next game is a different task and we will do things differently,” Kiamanzi said.
Kenya will be up against Egypt next month in their first game of the 2021 AFCON Qualification in Cairo.