“Harambee Stars’ Midfield Dynamo, Masoud Juma, Radiates Confidence for 2026 World Cup Qualifiers
Amidst the fervor of the team’s rigorous third-day preparations, Kenyan International Masoud Juma, based in Saudi Arabia, exudes confidence in Harambee Stars’ prowess as they gear up for the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Drawn into Group F alongside formidable opponents like Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Burundi, and Seychelles, Harambee Stars embark on a challenging journey starting with a face-off against Gabon in Franceville, followed by a clash with Seychelles in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on November 20.
Juma asserts the team’s readiness, emphasizing their determination to secure a direct ticket to the prestigious World Cup. With a focus on exceeding fan expectations, he states, “This is our moment, and we’re committed to giving our all.”
Dispelling any notion of pressure, Juma highlights the team’s preparedness for the upcoming qualifiers, citing valuable experience gained from high-profile friendlies against World Cup veterans Qatar and Russia.
Reflecting on their form, Juma praises head coach Engin Firat for assembling a competitive squad, expressing confidence in their ability to compete at the highest level. “The coach believes in us, uplifting our spirits and fostering confidence. The team responds well, evident in consistent call-ups,” he observes.
Calling on Kenyan fans for support, Juma invites them to be part of the journey towards a historic World Cup appearance. With a blend of senior players guiding new call-ups, he emphasizes unity and consistency as key elements for success.
In conclusion, Juma affirms the team’s commitment to helping newcomers settle in and navigate the demands of featuring in the national squad, portraying a harmonious spirit within Harambee Stars as they aim for football glory.”