All seems but lost for the young Kenyan team after losing massively 7-0 in the first leg played in Limbe a fortnight ago.
“It is not possible to overturn that result. But we want to play good football; put the ball on the ground and show what we have as a team in front of the home fans. The question is, can we win the match? No, maybe but we can show something because this group has had very big improvement over the last few weeks,” the German told CAFOnline.com.
Spier admits the difference between the two sides was the level of experience as well as cohesion with the Kenyans regrouping for less than a month-and-a-half to the first leg. However, he looks forward to the future saying this will be a first step to make sure Kenya has better prepared age grade teams going into the future.
“Some of them will definitely go into the U-20 in the near future. We need to continue scouting better and looking for more talent. This match against Cameroon gives us a picture of what we need to do and we should not let this team go even after this qualifier,” the German, also the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Technical Director said.
“We have to start competitions for this age group because it is difficult if they don’t have competition. We need to have consistency and give them more exposure and they shall become better.”
The visiting ‘Les Lionceaux’ jetted into the country on Thursday night and will have a feel of the turf on the eve of the match.
At stake is a date with either Sudan or Zambia in the final round of the journey to Madagascar.
Meanwhile, gates have thrown open as a way of ensuring good support for the Junior Stars at home.
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Burkina Faso vs Ghana (1-5)
Niger vs Nigeria (0-1)
Gabon vs Algeria (0-0)
Kenya vs Cameroon (0-7)
Angola vs Mauritius (1-0)
Mozambique vs Comoros (1-2)
Senegal vs Tunisia (3-2)
Cote d’Ivoire vs Benin (1-1)
Sunday, 21 August 2016
Mali vs Chad (9-0)
Ethiopia vs Egypt (3-1)
Morocco vs Guinea (1-1)
Sudan vs Zambia (0-0)
Tanzania vs South Africa (1-1)
Congo vs Namibia (2-1)