NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s national football team coach
Sebastien Migne has travelled with a weakened side to
India after several top players pulled out citing club
off to Mumbai on Wednesday morning for the Hero
Intercontinental Cup, a four-team tournament in India
where they will play against the hosts, New Zealand and
Chinese Taipei. The French coach was forced to cut down
the number of players in his squad and now has only 15 players
at his disposal. However, six more players are set to
travel on Thursday.
of friendly matches is to test different players. We
have so many players and when one pulls out, it offers a
chance to the other,” Migne said on Wednesday in
invitational tournament follows Kenya’s build up in
international friendly matches against Swaziland and
Equatorial Guinea in Machakos.
included the Buildcon FC (Zambia) duo of Cliffton Miheso
and John Mark Makwatta in the team. Also included are
Bryne Omondi and Timothy Otieno, Bernard Ochieng,
Patilah Omotto and Dennis Odhiambo.
take on New Zealand on Saturday, before facing hosts
India on Monday.
The top two
teams will face off in the final on June 10 in Mumbai.