Collins Okoth “Gattuso” was the only Kogalo player in action as Kenya tore apart Seychelles in a Pre-World cup qualifier played in Victoria Seychelles. The match may have well been a home match for Kenya as the stadium was filled with thousands of Kenyan currently resident in Seychelles.
Erik Masika was the other Kogalo player called up. But he did not see action as coach Kimanzi preferred Mulinge Ndetto of Ulinzi as central defender. This was Kimanzi’s first game in charge after having replaced Zedekiah Otieno “Zico”.
Should Kenya beat Seychelles, they will procede to the main world cup qualifiers in which their main opponents will be Nigeria and Malawi. This is a good chance for Kenya to qualify for the world cup as Nigeria does not seem to be particularly strong nowadays. They recently failed to qualify for the Africa cup of nations and none of their players were selected in the Africa XI for the year 2011. A starke contrast to previous years. The fact that Mikel Obi the sideways passer is the most reknown Naija player today speaks volumes about their drop in talent.
On another note, speedstar Edwin Lavatsa has been called up to the national team to beef up the squad that will start training for the CECAFA cup that is due later this month. Lavatsa has previously played for the U23 team whose campaign ended in disaster loosing 5-1 to Uganda. Kenya fans will hope that he will be showing opposing defenders in the CECAFA cup a clean pair of heals as he does in the Kenya Premier League.