Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama believes Kenya can make it to the quarter finals of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations despite landing in tough group C.
Kenya was pooled alongside Senegal, Tanzania and Algeria. Many observe that the Stars will not make it out of the group with Senegal and Algeria backed to progress.
Wanyama who’ll be leading Kenya in Egypt believes all teams can progress to the next round stating that no team should be underestimated.
“There’s no one to underestimate because when you make it to AFCON, you have to be a good team so we are in a tough group. Hopefully, we can try and work hard and go through,” the midfielder with Tottenham Hotspurs in England told BBC.
“We don’t have targets, we just have to work hard game by game and make sure we can collect points,” he added.
On facing Tanzania, the defensive midfielder is relishing the challenge although he admitted that it will not be easy against a side coached by Nigerian legend Emmanuel Amunike.
“It’s tough, I thought these people want East African countries to fight. I know it’s a big derby, so they are our brothers, It will be tough as well and we are looking forward to the challenge,” he added.
Wanyama scored his first goal for Spurs in close to a year on Saturday in the 4-0 win over Huddersfield United.