The Kenyan side is making a return to the competition after a 15-year absence, and the French coach, who guided the side to the finals after finishing second behind Ghana in Group F of the qualifiers, says they have what it takes to make it to the last 16.
“We want to make history; Kenya is yet to get past the group stage despite featuring in the competition four times.
"This is the time to do Kenyans proud and I know we have the squad that can do that job. All we need to do is to remain focused and play our game.”
Kenya last featured in the competition in 2004, when they lost two group matches before managing to beat Burkina Faso 3-1 in their final match, their first win in the history of the competition.
Harambee Stars are scheduled to depart for Paris on May 31, where they are set to pitch camp for three weeks before they proceed to Cairo on June 19.
While in France, they will play two build up matches, against Madagascar and Gambia on June 7 and 15, respectively.
Kenya have been drawn in Group C at the Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off on June 21.