AFCON 2019 : No place for Jesse Were as Kenya names provisional squad

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA 

Striker Jesse Were has yet again been overlooked by Kenya’s head coach Sebastian Migne.

The French coach named a 30-man provisional squad for the forthcoming AFCON 2019 tournament to be held next month in Egypt.

Were has always been snubbed by Migne despite his great form at ZESCO United in Zambia where he is also the club’s all-time leading scorer averaging 17 goals a season.

AFC Leopards defender David Ochieng “Cheche” is another notable exclusion from the team that will be captained by Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama.

Were’s Zesco teammate David “Calabar” Owino makes the cut same as Michael Olunga, Masoud Juma and Beijing Renhe’ Ayub Timbe.

The Harambee Stars are pitted in Group C alongside Senegal, Algeria and East African neighbors Tanzania.

The team will travel and camp in France before connecting to Egypt.

Full Squad
Goalkeepers:
Patrick Matasi (St. George, Ethiopia), Faruk Shikhalo (Bandari FC, Kenya), John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)

Defenders:
Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Abud Omar (Sepsi Sfântu, Romania), David Owino (Zesco United, Zambia), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United, Kenya), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Erick Ouma (Vasalund IF, Sweden), Joseph Okumu

Midfielders:
Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Anthony Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Eric Johanna (IF Bromma, Sweden), Ismael Gonzales (UD Las Palmas, Spain), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka FC, Kenya), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Christopher Mbamba (Oskarshamns AIK, Sweden), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Clifton Miheso (Portugal)

Forwards:
Paul Were (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz, Kenya), John Avire (Sofapaka, Kenya), Masud Juma (Libya), Ochieng Ovella (IF Vasalund, Sweden)

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