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'We Lost Due To Absense of Wanyama's' - Kenya's Coach Amrouche Asserts

Adel Amrouche
Nairobi Kenya: Kenya coach Adel Amrouche has attributed Harambee Stars’ string of draws to the absence of injured star players such as Macdonald Mariga and Victor Wanyama. 

The Belgian said this in a post-match interview after a 2-2 draw at the Kamuzu Stadium in Malawi on Wednesday afternoon in a 2014 World Cup Group F qualifier. 

“I am not happy with the result. Every coach plays for a win but it is difficult for us in the absence of the likes of Mariga and Wanyama. Most of the players we featured are locals. I am, nonetheless, happy with the locals’ performance,” he said. 

Kenya’s Andrew Murunga and Malawi’s Chimango Kaira’s last gasp own goal helped Kenya force a draw after the hosts, the Flames, had twice taken the lead through Robin Ngalande and Robert Ng’ambi. 

Asked about his relationship with the suspended Dennis Oliech, Amrouche said: “That is a kitchen matter for us. It is not for Malawi.” 

The France-based deposed skipper Oliech earned the coach’s wrath for late arrival in camp, according to Kenya press. 

Wednesday’s result was a third consecutive draw in the 2014 World Cup Group F qualifier for Kenya who anchor the group on three points and are certainly out of the race. 

Courtesy of Super Sport