Kenya Coach Blasts AFCON Organizers for Lack of Internet at Team Hotel

Published June 20th, 2019 - 03:44 GMT
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne and Dennis Odhiambo. (Photo:
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne and Dennis Odhiambo. (Photo:

Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne has decried the poor state of affairs at the hotel where they are staying ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations finals, which kicks off on Friday.

The Kenyan side arrived in Egypt on Wednesday after a three-week training camp in France, and the team’s coach did not mince his words after they were booked into the Rose Plaza Hotel.

Migne in particular took issue with the unavailability of Wifi internet and a Sports Channel for his players, as they prepare to face Algeria in their Group C opener on Sunday.

“The main problem was in accommodation because when we visited the hotel at this time WIFI internet and Sports Channel was there and now we have nothing,” Migne told reporters after the team’s first training session in Egypt on Wednesday.

“And when you have the players with only one training session per day they need a Sports Channel to follow the tournament, English Channel and of course with the new generation, if you don’t have Wifi, the days are very long but I don’t like to waste time, I think you know that with me.”

On a positive note, Migne confirmed that all the players in camp were fit and ready to take on the Desert Warriors on Sunday.

“Everyone here is now fit and we are not having issues with injuries. We are now focused to turn our training sessions in France into results,” Migne continued.

“The players have shown me that they have the anger to fight and get the results that we want and we will keep on fighting until the end. Maybe, it is our time, who knows, we will take it a game at a time.”

The Stars are in Group C at the Afconfinals, together with Senegal, Algeria and Tanzania.

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