Harambee Stars defensive woes in Ciro are set to continue with the news that Gor Mahia center back Joash Onyango is set to miss the second group match against Tanzania on Thursday. Onyango missed the opening match loss to Algeria last Sunday and head coach Sebastian Migne has confirmed that he will not be ready for Tanzania.
“Joash is not ready yet for Tanzania but hopefully we will have him in our final Group match,” Migne is quoted as saying in the official Football Kenya Federation website. Onyango’s injury adds to a rapidly growing injury list with reports from the cam also stating that right back Philemon Otieno could also miss the clash with a knock.
This will come as a big blow for Migne and his side who must win against Tanzania to revive their hopes of making it past the group stages for the first time in the country’s history. Secondly, there will be national pride at stake as Tanzania represents Kenya’s best chance of winning in this year’s tournament with the fact that it is an East African derby adding more excitement and purpose to the course.
Should Harambee Stars win, it will equal the best points haul that the team has ever made at the Tournament. The record was set in 2004 when Jacob Mulei’s Stars beat Burkina Faso 3-0 in the last group match, the first and only win for Kenya in the tournament’s history.
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