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Secretary Musonye challenges Kenyan coach Henri Michel to state what major honors he has achieved in Africa after labeling Challenge Cup 'useless'

Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Secretary General Nicholas Musonye says they will not miss Kenya during November's Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala, Uganda.

Harambee Stars coach Henry Michel announced on Tuesday that he will not send a team to Uganda and prefers to concentrate on the Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifying match against Burundi.

But speaking from Kampala in an interview with Kenya, Musonye said, "We are going on with our preparations for the tournament and will not miss Kenya at all. There absence will be inconsequential because they do not add any value to us."

Musonye declined to say whether CECAFA may take disciplinary action against Kenya only insisting that the tournament even without Harambee Stars will be a success.

"We went on with the tournament in 2004 and 2005 without Kenya and it was a success. Even when we have had them they have been one of the weakest teams in our competition being eliminated early."

On remarks by Michel that the tournament is useless, Musonye challenged the Frenchman to state what major honors he has achieved in Africa.

"Michel has been a failure on the continent and does not know about CECAFA. He is is just listening to people's views which is unfortunate."

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