“I don’t think we are under pressure. We were under more pressure during qualification. Here we are out to enjoy the game and most importantly show that we are not pushovers,” Wanyama told reporters in Egypt.
Kenya will face the Desert Warriors with a depleted defensive line, after Joash Onyango was ruled out of the opening two matches due to a toe injury suffered in Saturday's training session. Brian Mandela will not be involved either as he is recuperating from a knee injury.
“Algeria is a good team. We respect them but on the pitch, we are going to fight. We will try to make it difficult for them,” added the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.
Kenya and Algeria will face-off after Senegal and Tanzania open the group doors in Sunday's early match.