Harambee Stars: Kenyans anger as Wanga is dropped from final squad

Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne raised more anger among the Kenyan football fraternity when he dropped Kenyan Premier League top scorer Allan Wanga from his 27-man squad that will leave on Friday for a three-week camp in France.

Wanga, alongside AFC Leopards midfield dynamo Whyvonne Isuza and Kariobangi Sharks goalkeeper Brian Bwire, are the players not to have made into the final team announced by Migne on Thursday.

Paul Were has been included, despite being out injured, and Migne confirmed that it is the Leopards winger’s situation which has forced him to pick 27 players instead of 26.

However, it is the exclusion of Kakamega Homeboyz striker – Wanga, that has left many stunned, given he is leading the Golden Boot chase in the Kenyan Premier League with 18 goals and was expected to be among the first names on the list.

Two friendlies have been lined up for Harambee Stars, the first against Madagascar on June 7 in Paris and the second one against the Democratic Republic of Congo on June 15, in Madrid.

Kenya are Group C at the Africa Cup of Nations, alongside Algeria, Senegal and Tanzania.

The squad

Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi, Farouk Shikalo, John Oyemba.

Defenders: Aboud Omar, Musa Mohammed, Eric Ouma, Joseph Okumu, Bernard Ochieng, David Owino, Brian Mandela, Joash Onyango, Philemon Otieno

Midfielders: Victor Wanyama, Teddy Akumu, Ismael Gonzalez, Francis Kahata, Dennis Odhiambo, Chris Bamba, Johanna Omolo

Forwards: Ayub Timbe, Eric Johanna, Ovella Ochieng, Clifton Miheso, Paul Were, John Avire, Michael Olunga, Masoud Juma.


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