Afcon: Harambee Stars will do Kenyans proud in Egypt, says Raila Odinga

Goal Kenya.
Harambee Stars will face Algeria's Desert Warriors in their Group C opener at the June 30 Stadium on Sunday

Raila Odinga has challenged the Harambee Stars to put up a good show at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

The former Prime Minister, who visited the team’s training camp in Egypt on Thursday, has vowed to stay and watch their opening Group C match against Algeria on Sunday.

“You are among the best players in the world, don’t let small countries like Zimbabwe shame Kenya,” Odinga told the players in Egypt.

Raila Odinga Sebastien Migne Victor Wanyama and Harambee Stars.

“The President (Uhuru Kenyatta) has requested me to stay here until you play first match and if you qualify to finals, he will come.

“We are very impressed that you have had a good training session away in France and this should motivate you to give Kenyans the result they want. I know you are capable of doing Kenyans proud and I will be there to watch you against Algeria.”

Kenya jetted into Egypt on Wednesday after a three-week training camp and have been pooled in Group C alongside Algeria, Tanzania and Senegal.

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Raila Odinga Faruk Shikalo David Owino and Harambee Stars.

Kenya will face Algeria on June 23 before a clash against neighbours Tanzania four days later, and close group duties with a match against Senegal on July 1.

However, the tournament proper will kick off on Friday with hosts Egypt taking on Zimbabwe.