Sebastien Migne calls for the Kenyan fans to rally behind Harambee Stars v Ethiopia

Goal Kenya.
Harambee Stars ascended to the top of Group F after holding hosts Ethiopia to a barren draw at the Bahir Dar Stadium

Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne has called on fans to turn out in large numbers and cheer the team when they face Ethiopia on Sunday.

Harambee Stars moved top of Group F after holding hosts Ethiopia to a barren draw at the Bahir Dar Stadium on Wednesday.

The outcome means Stars have now amassed four points having beaten Ghana last month and a win in the return leg against the Walya Antelopes will increase their chances of making it to the Afcon finals for the first time since 2004.

Speaking after the match, the French coach pleaded with Kenyan fans to fill the Kasarani like it was the case in Bahir Dar Stadium. “I was not surprised with the turn out and it gave the match a very good atmosphere.

“I am hoping that we will have such a crowd back at home in four days’ time as we strive to beat Ethiopia. A win is very possible back home if we get a good support. Let’s have the Kasarani Stadium filled in red.”

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Migne is also confident that Kenya will get a positive result at home. “It was a good result for Kenya, not the one that we wanted but a draw is a fair one. We must now turn our focus to win the return leg in four days’ time. I know it will be like a final because both teams will be fighting to win.”

Cabinet Secretary for Sports Rashid Achesa has also urged fans to rally behind the team on Sunday.

Caf is yet to decide whether or not results picked by teams against Sierra Leone – who are serving a Fifa ban – will stand in the road to qualification.