Christopher Mbamba insists that he is not bothered by criticism after he was included in Harambee Stars’ preliminary African Cup of Nations squad.
The Sweden based attacker who is yet to feature for the Kenyan national team is currently in France with Harambee Stars preparing for African Cup of Nations.
His inclusion in the National team has been subject to criticism with many questioning coach Migne’s decision but the winger says he’s not bothered by the uproar.
“When it comes to (National team) selection, there is always bound to be different opinions. I am not one to be worried too much (about negative energy towards me),” Mbamba told FKF Media in France.
“Of course, people are entitled to their own opinion but my job is to represent my country. For me I’m here to do my best,” he added.
He was first called to the national setup in March ahead of the final qualifying match against Ghana, he didn’t feature in the game but impressed coach Sebastien Migne in training. He adds that he’s now fully focused on giving his best for Kenya.
“It is the dream of every footballer to play for the national team. I played for the Swedish youth teams but always had Kenya in the back of my mind, so when this opportunity came, I took it one time, “he added.
Mbamba was born in Zimbabwe to a Kenyan mother and a Namibian father, he has featured for Sweden U19 side before opting to switch allegiance to Kenya in 2019.