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The Belgian tactician insists he is still in the process of rebuilding the team and the country should not get carried away by the 1-1 draw against Nigeria in Calabar

Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche insists he is still in the process of rebuilding the team and the country should not be carried away by the 1-1 draw against Nigeria during Saturday's World Cup qualifier.

The coach also paid glowing tribute to his young players for putting up a string fight against the Super Eagles and termed them as heroes of the country.

He further downplayed the decision to send him off with a few minutes before the end of the match against the African champions.

"For me the most important thing is building a team for the future. The result against Nigeria was great but we cannot read too much into it," he told Goal.com.

He added:" We have already identified our players and now the focus should be on building their capacity so that they can be able to compete at the highest level."

Asked whether he believes the team can qualify for the World Cup, Amrouche said:" We must give it time. We cannot expect to reap after just a few months of preparations."

Regarding his being sent off, the coach said it was better that the referee gave him a red card rather than do the same to any of his players.

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