Harambee Stars latest rise to stardom again leaves many with questions, whether the team has redeemed itself or there is new talent within the squad.
The issue is all about the tactical approach by Stars. When Nick Mwendwa took over from Sam Nyamweya, questions were raised after Bob Williamson was shown the door. Arguably, Williamson had proved a rich tenure with Uganda Cranes. Since the departure of the Scotish tactician, an immediate impact has been left on the team.
Down the line, the game against DR Congo is viewed by many as proof that Okumbi is the right man to lead Kenya in the 2022 World as envisioned by Mwenda.
How Stars’ win came by
The Hosts Leopards started Jordan Botaka (Charlton Athletic) Yannick Bolassie (Everton) and Yossouf Mulumbu (Norwich) steering things in the middle of the pack against a more local Kenyan side of Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Eric Johana(Mathare) and Joackins Atudo in the defense.
The 1st Half was dominated by hosts but stars held on until the half hour mark when the match was livened up by the introduction of one speedy winger Paul Were.
Were cruised through the DR Congo defense line and crossed for the master-in -tap-ins Michael Olunga to finish his work upfront.