Former Hibs manager Bobby Williamson is targeting the World Cup


BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Bobby Williamson insists he can create history by leading Kenya to their first ever World Cup finals.

The Harambee Stars have already cleared the first hurdle in their bid to reach Russia 2018 after overcoming Mauritius 5-2 on aggregate in the first qualifying round on Sunday.

(Pic: LG)
Kenya overcame Mauritius on aggregate in first qualifying round (Pic: LG)


Victory against Cape Verde next month will propel Kenya, who are captained by former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, to the qualifying group stage and former Hibs and Kilmarnock manager Williamson insists he is dreaming of taking his team all the way to the finals.

He said: “I believe in the potential and ability I have seen in this team, it is a great squad which can reach greater heights if it gets good preparations needed for progression.

“It is not a tall order to qualify for the World Cup, teams which qualify are just like us and I believe we can replicate their performance and also make our own history.

“It is not going to be easy against Cape Verde, it is a squad which has always developed, but we have a good history against them and we believe we can replicate the 2004 performance.

“As I have said, it is all about preparations, early preparations.”