While Gor Mahia ace and Harambee Stars defender Joash Onyango chose a vintage white beard as his look for the upcoming AFCON, Kenyans have found nothing but a joke out of it.
Usually, football players always find interest in approaching specific competitions with a unique style of look as they look forward to steering their side to glory.
For instance, In the 2002 World Cup, the Brazilian Ronaldo shocked many football fans with his unique wedge hair cut. However, Ronaldo explained the real reason behind his unique style, famously known as ‘Ronaldo’s hairstyle.’
In an interview, Ronaldo stated that he wanted to confuse people who already knew he had an injury.
“I had an injury in my leg and everybody was talking about that.
“Everybody was talking about the hair and forgot about the injury. I could stay more calm and relaxed and focused on my training.
“I’m not proud about the hair itself because it was pretty strange. But it was a good way to change the subject.”
Nonetheless, Kenyan fans are still unaware of the motive behind Joash Onyango’s unique style.
His style comes in a bad time as Onyango is one of the Harambee Stars players who Kenyans recently debated over their age. Fans really doubted their ages and ridiculed the Football Kenya Federation for selecting aged players over potential younger players.
@joash are you really 26😂😂😂
— Herrison Alieli (@AlieliHerry) June 17, 2019
He wants to scare Mané and Mahrez.
— Bonface Osano (@bonfaceosano) June 17, 2019
As in like a scare crow?
— Cellestine Rebecca (@cellie_beckie) June 18, 2019
Joash enyewe hayuko 26 ata wewe angalia tusidanganyane
— Eric Mungai (@Eric_Mungai10) June 17, 2019
But he may intimidate many forwards with that mane his growing. He is certainly a lion at the back for us.
— RickJohn Ngugi (@NgugiRickjohn) June 18, 2019
Hiyo ni risky sana especially, ukipigwa nutmeg na small body kama Jonathan Pitroipa wa Burkina Faso. Unaeza baki ukijichekelea boss…ama ukiomba sub.
— Eng. Otieno Otuoma, PE (@PatOti2000) June 18, 2019
Joash Onyango is 26 years old, Explain ( 26 mrks ) pic.twitter.com/XiurUK3uEy
— Paid Partnership with @__Mutuku Lols (@_MutukuKE) June 18, 2019
— FPL🇹🇳 (@FPLTUN) June 17, 2019
But for those who were doubting the Kenyan player with the vintage white beard, Gor Mahia have come out to confirm that the above player is their own who is on national duty and not a stranger.
We confirm that these pictures trending are nonother than our great central defender Joash Onyango who is on National duty. Do not confuse him with any other person when he is at the defense line for our National team – Harambee Stars during AFCON 2019 in Egypt… #Sirkal pic.twitter.com/RBVJUmCGKv
— Gor Mahia FC (@FCGorMahia) June 18, 2019
Like Ronaldo, perhaps Joash Onyango could be trying to change a certain subject, which Kenyan fans will only know later after the awaited AFCON competition.