Ghana journey starts against Swazis- Migne

first_img“It has been interesting for me to know the players and have some few answers about them in few days of training. But the most important bit is in competition. Sometimes the player might be ready in training but it is important to see them in competition,” the Frenchman said after his final training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on Thursday evening.He says he is pleased with the quality of the players and the improvement they have marked since he first had a session with them two weeks ago, though he reiterates there is a lot to be done especially in terms of raising their fitness levels to endure a 90-minute game with unwavering tempo.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne shouts instructions to players during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on May 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“In few days of training, there is not so much we can do. But we have started the journey,” the coach noted.Migne had included five foreign based players in his preliminary squad but all of them have pulled out of the tie citing various reasons and they can’t be compelled as the two games fall out of FIFA friendly dates.The tactician, though disappointed, looked at it with a positive eye, noting that it will give him an opportunity to assess the local based lads better and hand them a chance to compete for places with their foreign based counterparts.“It is a shame because I lose time to look at all of them. Ghana is just close by and we have little time between now and then to prepare well. But I must be positive because it will be a good thing to look at the local players who can compete with foreign players in future,”“It is difficult for an international game not to have some strong players but it is interesting for us looking at the future like CHAN, CECAFA and also for the Under-23 who make a good number in the team,” the coach further noted.Harambee Stars players during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on May 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe further said; “We are trying to build something for the future and I am happy to have a start on Friday.”Migne expects a tough encounter from Swaziland who will be using the match to prepare for the upcoming COSAFA Cup and he says he knows a bit about them having watched most of their players turning out for Mbabane Swallows during his time in Congo.“I know it will not be an easy match but the most important thing for me is my team and how we play, how we improve and correct our mistakes. If you want to win, you have to try play well with good organization,” the coach added.Meanwhile, Migne says he will incorporate all junior coaches into his technical bench as he looks to imprint a similar philosophy across all national teams. He says Michael Amenga (U17), Stanley Okumbi (U20) and Francis Kimanzi (U23) will all be part of his backroom staff.During Thursday’s training sessions, Kimanzi was present alongside the other French assistant Nicolas Bouriquett. Goalkeeper coach Guilleme Coffy and Osteopath Ludovic Breul have also linked up with the team.Harambee Stars goalkeeper trainer Guilleme Coffy issues instructions to Boniface Oluoch and Timothy Odhiambo during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on May 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAfter Swaziland, Stars will face Equatorial Guinea on Monday before travelling to India for a four-nation invitational tournament.After that tourney, Migne says he will look to watch more local games including the National Super League, Division One and Division Two to search for more talent.“Sometimes, you might not find a good team but good individual players. We will watch all the leagues, even on the streets to search for the good players. You never know where you will find them,” he further stated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne gestures during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on May 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 24- Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne says Friday afternoon’s friendly match against Swaziland will be the first step of preparation in his journey to face Ghana in Nairobi in September in a 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier.Migne has had a group of 24 local based players in camp from Monday and he will pour them out for their first test on Friday and he hopes the quality he has seen in training can manifest in an actual match.last_img read more

‘Amazing statement!’ – Manchester City fans hail £60m deal for Paul Pogba

first_img1 Paul Pogba Manchester City are reportedly on the verge of completing a £60million deal for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.The 22-year-old is arguably the most sought-after young player in world football, and Real Madrid and Barcelona have both been linked with big-money moves.However, according to The Sun, it is City who are set to win the battle for the former Manchester United youngster.And it seems their supporters are very happy with the news…last_img

London UK — Global jewelry house Garrard introd

first_imgLondon, UK — Global jewelry house, Garrard, introduces Fire of London, the first collection by new Creative Director Stephen Webster. With his inaugural collection for the legendary British brand, Webster took inspiration from the Great Fire of London and the new beginning it represented for the city. Webster’s exquisite designs mark the designer’s debut as he fuses his creativity and passion for fine craftsmanship with Garrard’s deeply-rooted history.Fire of London features pendants, rings, earrings and cuffs made from 18kt white and yellow gold, white and black diamonds, red and black spinel, orange sapphires, garnets, and citrines crafted into beautiful flame-like designs. In an elaborate cocktail ring the black spinel center stone is set against black and white diamonds creating a stunning contrast while highlighting the rare, reflective nature of the gem. A white diamond and white gold flame cuff is timeless and elegant in its pave diamond design. Earrings are offered in a drop, stud or hoop style with a pave diamond flame design.Within the collection Webster has also created one-of-a-kind white gold and white diamond pieces including, long drop earrings that total 11-carats, a bracelet set with pear shaped and round Eternal Cut™ diamonds totalling 24-carats and a stunning necklace in a full flame design that is set with over 51-carats of marquise, pear and round Eternal Cut™ diamonds.Fire of London launches at Garrard boutiques worldwide this spring. The designs range in price from $3,300 to $500,000.www.garrard.comlast_img read more