Harambee Stars trolled for losing to tiny Swaziland
Kenyan fans have expressed their frustrations after the national football team suffered defeat to lowly Swaziland in an international friendly on Friday in Machakos.
Harambee Stars lost 1-0 to Shilangi Semnikati in a contest that marked Frenchman Sebastien Migne’s debut as the national team head coach.
Mandia Palma scored the lone goal of this match on 77 minutes for the visitors who are used the match as a build up fixture ahead of the Cosafa Cup in South Africa.
Palma turned swiftly in the box and unleashed a fierce shot that beat Stars custodian Boniface Oluoch to the disappointment of the hundreds of fans in attendance, including Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Achesa and FKF president Nick Mwendwa.
This is Harambee Stars’ third consecutive winless game following another loss against Central Africa Republic and draw with Comoros in international friendlies played in Morocco in March.
Stars will play another friendly match against Equatorial Guinea in Machakos on Monday.
Immediately after the game, scores of fans vented out on Twitter, insisting that the national team has become a big disappointment.
Not surprised at all. I only watch @kenya_7s play but not Harambee stars. Football in this country ended many years ago.. the rest are side shows.
— Parnwellinho kim (@kimparnwell) May 25, 2018
Harambee Stars is being beaten like a burukenge by Swaziland. Shida ya hii timu nini? That name should be changed.
— Eric (@amerix) May 25, 2018
Harambee Stars is a pain—- too much regression
— John Aggrey (@Superjohna07) May 25, 2018
Kenya is a very funny country,Sihlangu Semnikati of Swaziland have never won any match since September 2016 and now they are beating Harambee stars!!!
— Dennis Marky (@dennis_marky) May 25, 2018
@Nmwendwa said #HarambeeStars was not ready to play the likes of Tunisia, but see Kenya is still being clobbered by a well known weak team Eswatini. We really need changes, you don’t learn/improve from playing a weaker opponent.
— WPM-JamesM (@jamesMA_ke) May 25, 2018