Chance to open a gap

Kenya have an opportunity to open up a nice lead in the Intercontinental Cup when they play two relatively winnable matches away to the U.A.E in Dubai and a home game a against a resurgent Namibia team which though has impressed in their two matches should not have enough class to really trouble Kenya. having dispatched Canada and Bermuda

Kenya will arrive with a largely unchanged squad, in Dubai expecting to close out two relatively easy wins to further extend their lead on top of the table and put pressure on their rivals, however despite that facet national team coach Alfred Njuguna has said they will not take their opponents lightly.

Namibia, Kenya’s first opponents have several years of participation in South Africa’s domestic competition and if their demolition of Canada late last year is anything to go by then they should prove more difficult in the game which will be played in Sharjah. The last time these two team met in this competition a Kenya team just starting to find its way back in the international scene after numerous internal disputes had nearly crippled the game in Kenya and only just about got enough bonus points from a drawn semifinal to get into a final that they eventually lost to Ireland. This time around a lot of water has since gone under the bridge and although Namibia have also on the up with them sitting in second place in the group after their hard fought win over the UAE earlier in the week ,Kenya should prove too strong for them.


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