Kenya coach Bobby Williamson is convinced his side will be present at next year’s Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) following the draw for the qualifiers at the weekend.
The Harambee Stars will get their continental campaign up and running against Ethiopia, with the first leg set to take place the weekend of June 19, while the return fixture comes at the beginning of July.
And, when asked about his targets ahead of next year’s Rwanda showpiece, where only locally-based players are allowed to compete, former Gor Mahia coach Williamson told Goal: “It is possible to make it to the CHAN finals because we have a good team with us.
“Kenyan players are a fine lot and have what it takes to do well in this competition.”
Williamson did, however, admit that Kenya’s hopes of a successful tournament could hinge on his ability to ensure they have their best players available, something which derailed the coach’s plans when he was in charge of Uganda some five years ago.
“When we did it with Uganda Cranes, it was difficult to do well in the event because we could not hang onto some of our best players who left for greener pastures after that,” he concluded.