Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose is highly doubtful of Kenya’s chances against Ghana citing poor preparations and the West Africans solid investment in youth football.
The Harambee Stars face-off with Ghana’s Black Stars in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers Group F fixture at the Kasarani Stadium today.
According to Rachier, Ghana have a better team because they have over the years invested in youth football unlike Kenya who “haphazardly” assembles a team for national duty.
“I don’t want to sound unpatriotic, Ghana have invested in football over a long period time and have invested in a youth team and that’s really the way to go.
They have managed to terrorize the other teams in the World Cup because of their 2009 youth team so in my view if they maintain that team then they have a very good team.
Ours is normally chosen in a very haphazard basis, bringing in people from foreign countries, mixing them up with the locals and having them for two or three days, it’s the preparations that is normally very wanting.
So if we prepare well maybe we can be able to resist but I have a lot of my doubts myself.
I have not seen Migne performing, I think he’s still new but as I have said I have my doubts,” Rachier, who doubles up as the Kenyan Premier League chairman said.
Kenya and Ghana have never met competitively before but have engaged in seven friendlies with the Black Stars emerging victorious on four occasions compared to Harambee Stars’ single victory.
Ghana handed Kenya their biggest ever defeat to-date in a 13-2 thumping in 1965 in Nairobi.
The Black Stars have also recorded identical 7-1 wins over the East African in the past.
The game will kick-off at 4.00pm Kenyan time.
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