Defender Joash Reduced to a Spectator Despite Training Ahead of Tanzania Clash

Joash Onyango ruled out of Algeria AFCON opener
Joash Onyango After Picking up an Injury During a Training Session in Egypt//Photo Courtesy of FKF

Kenyan team Harambee Stars will still have to do without the services of dependable defender Joash Onyango.

The Gor Mahia defender is not exepected to be fully recovered in time for the East African Derby between Kenya and Tanzania this Thursday at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.

Onyango trained with the team on Tuesday but is still expected to play a spectator role after team doctors ruled that he will not be fit for the Tanzania Clash but might be available for selection to face Senegal in Kenya’s last group match.

Joash Onyango During a Recent Training Session//Photo Courtesy of Goal

“Onyango trained yesterday [Tuesday] with the rest of the squad but he still got pain in the leg that he injured before the opening match against Algeria,” Said FKF President Nick Mwendwa.

“We cannot risk playing him with such a pain but the doctors say he will be ready for the final Group C match against Senegal. We have really been hit hard in terms of injuries to key players but we will strive to use the ones who are fit and available,” he added.

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Kenyan Team Photo Before the Algerian Clash//Photo Courtesy of FKF

Ahead of the Tanzania clash, head coach Sebastien Migne is expected to make some changes to the Kenyan defence with Zesco United’s David Owino Calabar expected to start ahead of Musa Mohammed who is not fully fit after picking up another knock in Kenya’s 2-0 loss to Algeria.

A win for Kenya against Tanzania will revive the team’s hopes of making it to the knockout stages. A Loss on the other hand will all but end the team’s AFCON campaign.