Blow to Stars as Olunga ruled out of Ghana clash


Ayub Timbe (2nd L) celebrate scoring against Congo with teammates captain Victor Wanyama (L), Eric ...
Ayub Timbe (2nd L) celebrate scoring against Congo with teammates captain Victor Wanyama (L), Eric Ouma and Michael Olunga during their AFCON 2017 qualifier match at Safaricom stadium Kasarani on June 05, 2016. Kenya won 2-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Harambee Stars have suffered a major blow ahead of their final Group F African Cup of Nations qualifier with Ghana with lead striker Michael Olunga set to miss the clash with an injury.
  • The Stars confront the Black Stars on March 23 in Accra as they wind their group campaign.
  • Olunga picked up the injury when his Japanese side Kashiwa Reysoll beat Albirex Niigata in a league match.

Harambee Stars have suffered a major blow ahead of their final Group F African Cup of Nations qualifier with Ghana with lead striker Michael Olunga set to miss the clash with an injury.

The Stars confront the Black Stars on March 23 in Accra as they wind their group campaign.

Olunga picked up the injury when his Japanese side Kashiwa Reysoll beat Albirex Niigata in a league match.

In a statement released by Football managing body FKF, Jesse Were is in line to replace Olunga when Sebastian Migne’s side face Ghana later this month.

 

In his place, Coach Sébastien Migné has called up Zesco United forward Jesse Were.

The team is set to hit camp on March 17, 2019, in Nairobi, ahead of the Ghana match, slated for March 23, 2019, in Accra.

Kenya has, for the first time in 15 years, qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations, set to be held in Egypt between June 21, and July 19, 2019. The team is set to pitch a 3-week camp in France ahead of the continental showpiece.

The 24-year- old striker has been pivotal in Harambee Stars qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15 years with finely taken goals against group members Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and forcing Ghana to an own goal at Kasarani Stadium.

Kenya sit top of Group F on seven points, one above second placed Black Stars of Ghana and the Accra faceoff is a decider for the group leader.

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