Harambee Stars are determined to finish on a high by winning the third place play-off match of 2019 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup against Tanzania on Thursday afternoon, coach Francis Kimanzi has said.
At the same time, hosts Uganda and Eritrea will battle it out in the final at the same venue from 4pm.
Defending champions Kenya were humbled 4-1 by Eritrea on Tuesday in the semi-finals but Kimanzi has said the players have put that result behind them and are focused on doing the job against Tanzania.
Today’s match will be a repeat of Group ‘B’ match which Harambee Stars won 1-0.
“We lost a match that we should have won but that happens in football at times. What matters most is how we recover and I think we are ready for the game. We beat them at the group stage and psychologically that gives us an upper hand but we have to do better during the match itself,” Kimanzi told Nation Sport.
Western Stima custodian Samuel Odhiambo is still expected to start between the sticks despite the calamitous goalkeeping against Eritrea in the semi with Kimanzi revealing that Timothy Odhiambo, the only other goalkeeper with the team in Uganda for the tournament is injured. The tactician also says he is satisfied with the performance of the team.