Kenya will concede goals by the bucketful in return match, says Ghana’s Partey
Ghanaian midfielder, Thomas Partey, has warned Harambee Stars to be prepared for a serious flogging when the two teams next face off in the 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers.
Partey, who plays for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid, has also said Kenya was lucky to get away with a slim victory over the Black Stars on Saturday.
Harambee Stars managed a hard-fought 1-0 win over the West Africans in an edgy 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifier played at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani in Nairobi.
The surprise result has added optimism within the Kenyan team which remains on track to secure a place in the biennial championship which they played in 14 years ago.
But Partey, who won the Europa League title with his Spanish club last season, has warned Kenya of a serious backlash in the return match.
“Kenyans should come up with a basket in Ghana (to carry the many goals they will concede),” he told Nairobi News at his team’s hotel on Sunday.
He was however gracious enough to acknowledge Kenya’s strength.
“They played well. Kenya is a solid team with tactical discipline and each player sticks to his role. But we should have won the game with the chances we got,” he pointed out.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah also added his voice on the debate, claiming he doesn’t believe the loss will hamper his side’s chances of qualifying for the continental showpiece.
About half a dozen of the Black Stars players have already departed the team camp in Nairobi and the rest of the team is expected to leave on Monday.
Kenya is meanwhile preparing to play Malawi in an international friendly in Nairobi on Tuesday.