Avire, Were out of Kenya CHAN squad


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Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group C - Kenya v Senegal - 30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - July 1, 2019 Kenya's Johanna Omolo and John Avire react after the match REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

In Summary

  • Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien will have to do without Sofapaka striker John Avire and unattached Paul Were, when the national team kicks off 2020 Chan qualifiers against Tanzania on Sunday.
  • While Were is said to be on his way to joining undisclosed foreign club, Migne has said he is not aware where Avire is.

Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien will have to do without Sofapaka striker John Avire and unattached Paul Were, when the national team kicks off 2020 Chan qualifiers against Tanzania on Sunday.

While Were is said to be on his way to joining undisclosed foreign club, Migne has said he is not aware where Avire is.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday evening during the team’s evening training session, the Frenchman conceded the loss of the two is a blow considering the opposition posed by Tanzania.
“There is a lot of work to do because I have lost some of the best players to foreign leagues that we had planned for this competition. It is however a chance for new players to show me what they cab offer.
“We keep monitoring players  and are open to changes because times changes. Last year everyone was talking about Rupia (Elvis). Where is he today?”
Before going for the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in June, Migne had named the two in his squad, alongside Francis Kahata and Cliff Nyakeya, who have since joined foreign clubs in Tanzania and Egypt respectively leaving him with fewer attacking options.
Ano blow came in retirement of Kakamega Homeboyz Allan Wanga, who announced retirement from international duty earlier this month.
Ulinzi Stars marksman Enosh Ochieng, Gor Mahia’s Nicholas Kipkirui and Wazito’s Piston Mutamba are now among the attackers primed to compete for starting berths against Tanzania.
Despite the changes, Migne has promised to go for maximum points in Dar es Salaam on Sunday.
“You go into every match targeting to win. There are two legs therefore the first result does not seal everything. I know Tanzania have eight players who were in Cairo but I’m not under pressure, maybe Kenyan journalists are under pressure,” told a firm Migne.
Notably, in training was Clifton Miheso whose last club he featured for was in Portugal, meaning he cannot play for Stars on Sunday unless he signs for a local side before the match.

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