How is it possible? Kenyans struggling to come to terms with Wanga omission from Harambee Stars’ squad

By Brian Murumba: Friday, May 31st 2019 at 10:27 GMT +3 | Football
Allan Wanga [Courtesy]

After years of football barrenness and management instability in the country, Kenyans can now dream after Harambee Stars qualified for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals set to be held in Egypt next month.

The country’s football governing body FKF and Kenyans at large now have their eyes and hopes set on one man - Sabastian Migne. He led the team through a brilliant qualification run that saw a great win against the Black Stars of Ghana in Nairobi last year.

He now carries the country’s hopes at the continental tournament and Kenyans have no reason to hate him just yet.

“But why is he making decisions contrary to our expectations?” That is the question Kenyans could be asking themselves after a series of shocking calls made by the manager in recent times.

For the time he has been in the Harambee Stars’ dugout, he has defied the expectations of Kenyans by going against their views. First, it was the omission of Jesse Were, a Zesco United star with lots of experience and goal-scoring prowess.

While Kenyans were trying to heal and move on from that, another experienced top scorer in Allan Wanga was left out of the AFCON squad that is set to travel to France for preparations.

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The evergreen forward has had a standout season with Kakamega Homeboyz finishing top of the KPL’s goal-scoring charts with 17 goals but despite that, young Sweden based Chris Mbamba has been preferred to the former AFC Leopards forward with the coach citing commitment and fitness issues.

But how is it possible to sacrifice an experienced forward for an unknown young player especially in a high profile tournament like AFCON?

If Migne makes Kenya’s dream come true, he will receive a hero’s welcome back home when he returns from Egypt. But if this social media Uproar is anything to go by, then he better be right on leaving the League’s top scorer out for a young and inexperienced player.

Game Yetu went through social media and came up with some posts that indicate just how Kenyans will be infuriated if he fails to deliver.?




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