Former Harambee Star coach Sebastien Migné has opened up on his new role as the head coach of Equatorial Guinea.
The Frenchman told FIFA.com that he accepted the Guinean job after realising the quality of the squad it had.
“When I was the head coach of Kenya, I realised how difficult it was to play against Equatorial Guinea, which means that their squad has some good potential. So I said to myself, ‘maybe I can do something with that team’, and that’s why I accepted the challenge," he said.
Migne, who spent nine years under veteran coach Claude Le Roy, says that he faces a tough task of guiding his new side to Qatar 2022 in a group that has Tunisia, Zambia and Mauritania.
"It’s a tough group but we have nothing to lose. We’ll play every game with the same determination, and we’ll seize any opportunity. We have to be patient and humble and we have to learn from all these international games."
As for his objectives with Equatorial Guinea, Migne is both realistic and ambitious. "We have many goals. It’s true that we’ve never made the World Cup and that the task ahead isn’t easy. At a continental level, the country only once participated in the Africa Cup of Nations, and that was as hosts. But we have a promising future ahead of us and there are many beautiful things we can achieve if we all work together to make progress," he insisted.
Migne spent nine years under his compatriot before going it alone as head coach of Congo. He later guided Kenya's Harambee Stars to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.