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Not looking for revenge against India, says Kenya coach

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

today played down any talk of seeking revenge against in the summit clash but reiterated it was a referee that saw his team lose 0-3 to the hosts in the league game of the here.

hammered a listless Chinese 4-0 to set up the summit clash with tomorrow at the

The African nation qualified for the final owing to a superior goal difference, throwing out of the tournament.

had suffered a 3-0 defeat against in the group stage match and the squarely blamed the referee for killing the match by awarding a penalty kick to the hosts.

"We watched our game against India and we were in the game until 0-0. The referee killed the game, the penalty wasn't needed. India don't need that, they're a strong team," Migne said at the post match conference last night.

"We lost to a 12-man team against India, and the 12th man wasn't the fan. I'm not looking for revenge against Indian players because it wasn't their fault," he added.

He said the team practised set-pieces and the hard work paid off.

"We're very happy to be in the final and it shows the good image of Kenya. We scored from set-pieces, which we worked a lot for. We need to keep good fitness for final, as we have only two days," Migne said.

"I honestly prefer to play against India because stadium will be full, which will be great for my players," he added.

Although, Chinese didn't win a single game, termed the experience as valuable for his players.

"The experience is valuable and the lessons we have learnt will help us," White said, adding disastrous individual mistakes cost them in the second half.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 15:35 IST