Politicians are among Kenyans who have expressed their disappointment at Harambee Stars' 2-0 loss against Algeria on Sunday.
Politicians rain insults on Harambee Stars after 2-0 loss in first AFCON match
Ahead of the match, a myriad of messages supporting the Kenyan National team flocked social media timelines with many hopeful that they would carry the day.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was among those who drummed up support for the team urging Kenyans to "pray for and cheer on our national team as it flies the Kenyan flag in Africa's highest football championship."
DP William Ruto was present at Camp Toyoyo on Sunday night to watch the match that aired from 11pm, accompanied by other elected leaders from Nairobi County.
After the match he tweeted: " Let's build on an improved second-half display for our next game against Tanzania."
Salty remarks after Harambee Stars loss to Algeria
Dr Boni Khalwale was not subtle about his disappointment tweeting: "Harambee Stars displayed nothing but an amazing total lack of attacking ideas in this match which they completed without a single shot on target! Bure kabisa (utterly useless)!"
ODM party Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna remarked: "Harambee Stars need to improve majorly in all departments if we are to stay in #AFCON2019. That was tough to watch!"
Former Nyeri Woman Representative Priscilla Nyokabi added: "Team Harambee Stars... Clearly we needed more practice before AFCON and we need to build strong teams all through...Shida tele with ball handling and possession."
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino concurred with a tweet that read: "Harambee Stars coach right now...'Tell the pilot to start the engine'."
Canada-based lawyer Miguna Miguna stated: "Algerians are on the streets in their millions executing a revolution against despots while Kenyans are cheering their tyrants. Victory in soccer requires brain work: calculation, strategy, coordination and tactics. Not possible in despotic states. #HarambeeStars #DespotsMustFall."
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