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Kenya to hire psychologist in Preparation for Nigeria

It was gathered that the Harambee Stars of Kenya are in the market for a psychologist as they prepare for the return leg fixture with the Super Eagles in their race for the 2014 World Cup.

Kenya coach Adel Amrouche believes his team did not display enough self-confidence during their first leg fixture with the Eagles in Calabar last month despite snatching a point in the encounter.

Amrouche told the revealed that the psychologist would work on the player at least a month before hosting the African champions.

It will be the first time the Harambee Stars will get one.

“Some of our preparations will target the minds of the players because we need to trust in ourselves. I can look for someone to assign that part,” Amrouche said. “I congratulate the team on the fantastic work they did in Calabar. That result was achieved against many odds and I am very satisfied. “I am not thinking about the Super Eagles. We only talk about ourselves and how we can improve. I want to build a team of able players into a family, thereafter we will work towards achieving our goals.”

The Football Kenya Federation has also concluded plans for the Harambee Stars to prepare for the World Cup qualifiers with a friendly against the Black Stars of Ghana five days before hosting Nigeria.

“It’s because of the good show against Nigeria that our friends Ghana want to meet us in a friendly and many other countries have expressed interest,” an official of the FKF was quoted as saying on Friday.

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