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Hero Intercontinental Cup 2018: Key Things India Can Take From It’s Opposition

3.Kenya from the CAF (Confederation of African Football)

Though Indian fans will miss the chance to see Tottenham star Victor Wanyama, who has been ruled out injured from the 23 man Kenya squad. Kenya will be a physically strong team that pose threat to any teams with their aerial threat and African style of football.Kenya would also be a well-oiled machine coming off from the back of International friendlies against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea . Under Harambee Stars coach Sébastien Migné Kenya went down fighting  0-1 to Swaziland on Friday, May 25, 2018,

But Kenya managed to shrug off a 0-1 setback over Swaziland to edge out Equatorial Guinea by a similar scoreline in a match played on Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos with a goal from Pistone Mutamba got to the end of a low cross by second half substitute Ovella Ochieng .

Key points India can take:

  • To maintain shape while chasing game and how to claw back into the game if the opposition has a lead to change up play using different tactical formation.
  • India can test their diminutive forward line without a big target man against the tall and strong Kenyan backline and try to find ways to penetrate a strong compact and physical defensive line who can be strong on tackles and difficult in aerial duels.


Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia)

Defenders: Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Musa Mohammed (Unattached), Haron Shakava (Gor Mahia), Timothy Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks), Erick Ouma, Michael Kibwage (AFC Leopards), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia), Erick Otieno, Joash Achieng

Midfielders: Chrispin Oduor (Mathare United), Humphrey Mieno (Gor Mahia), Francis Nyambura, Miheso Cliffon, Kenneth Muguna, Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), John Makwata, Michael Ogada,

Attackers: Ovella Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Timothy Otieno (Tusker), Jafari Owiti (AFC Leopards), Pistone Mutamba (Wazito FC), Whyvonne Kinyangi