AFCON2019: Kenyans question Migne’s squad selection

Kenyans are still haunted by their humiliating defeat to Algeria on Sunday and have faulted head coach Sebastian Migne’s squad selection for the match.

Harambee Stars started their campaign on a wrong foot going down to the North Africans at the Air Defence Stadium in Cairo. Manchester City forward and Algeria captain,  Riyard Mahrez sealed the in just before the break after striker Baghdad Bounedjah had opened the scoring with a 34th-minute penalty.

READ: Kenyans inconsolable after humiliation by Algeria

Mahrez netted as he ghosted unmarked into the penalty area to strike in a pass pulled back from the byline that took a deflection off Kenya full-back Aboud Omar as it flew into the net with Matasi diving on the other end.

Frankly, Harambee Stars were overwhelmed by their opponents and this is clear from the match statistics.

However, Kenyans at home were not impressed with Migne’s selection and have since blamed him for the flop defense that gave Algeria the two goals.

Fans have questioned why Migne has been failing to utilize the experience of the former Gor Mahia defender David Owino (Calabar). Owino currently plays for ZESCO United in the Zambian Premier League.

READ: The main talking points from Harambee Stars loss to Algeria

Squad: Patrick Matasi (GK), Philemon Otieno, Musa Mohammed, Joseph Okumu, Aboud Omar, Dennis Odhiambo( 89′ Ismail Gonzalez), Victor Wanyama, Francis Kahata (46′ Erick Ouma) Eric Johanna(71′ Johanna Omolo), Ayub Timbe, Michael Olunga.

Unused subs: John Oyemba, Farouk Shikalo, Bernard Ochieng, David Owino , Paul Were, Ovella Ochieng, John Avire, Masoud Juma

Kenya will head to their second match on Thursday against Tanzania 27 June before finishing their group stage matches on Monday 1 July against Senegal. Harambee Stars have to strive harder to keep their dream of going past group stages alive.

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