Sebastien Migne tells Kenyan fans to show a sense of patriotism during Ghana clash

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Migne will be in charge of his first competitive game with Stars since he took over in May

Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne has challenged Kenyan fans to exhibit a high sense of patriotism when Kenya hosts Ghana on Saturday.

The French tactician, who will miss the services of captain Victor Wanyama, has plainly told the fans to avoid the game altogether if they have plans of putting on any colour other than the famous red.

“It will be interesting to see more fans in red colours at Kasarani even if they are only 20,000 fans. Please don’t come if you in your white shirt,” Migne told Goal in his appeal to the 12th man.

Migne, who will be in charge of his first competitive game with Stars since he took over in May, says he will not ‘pack the bus’ against Ghana, whom he has admitted are a tough opponent.

“My philosophy is to win. A lot of defense, but I don’t want to pack the bus. Sometimes it can happen in the game, but philosophy is not to be an opportunist but to attack.

“I’m not here for a short time. I will try to build a squad for Ghana and Afcon 2021. It will be a difficult game, but we know that nothing is impossible in football."

Asked whether he has butterflies in his belly ahead of the crunch tie, Migne affirmed: “Why nervous? It’s my job, I like my job. Am sure players will give their best. If we can win two games against Ethiopia then we can play the final against Sierra Leone.

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"Ghana has a new generation of players. Maybe they are better, just like the French National team. It will be tough."

Kenya will take on Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday.