Philemon, Joash and Kahata in AFCON Squad

The three Kogalo players who have played key roles in the AFCON qualifiers were the only players selected.

Kenneth Muguna, Samuel Onyango, Harun Shakava and Nicholas Kipkirui who have made strong cases this season, were not selected by Coach Sebastian Migne. Muguna and Kipkirui were however named in the CHAN squad where Kogalo provides the bulk of the players

Migne on Dennis Oliech

Migne explained why Oliech was left out of the squad..

“Historically he was one of the best players in Kenya but what is interesting for me is to see now. I am not sure he is the best striker. For me if he shows me he deserves to be there he will be there I am not afraid about it,” Migne said.

“In terms of experience it will be fantastic but in terms of performance he didn’t show me he could be there to compete with his teammates. He scored five goals in the league with three or four penalties and I wait for more from him,”

“I have nothing against Oliech; he played for my former team Nantes at one point in his career but now sorry maybe I arrive too late in the country for him,” the coach noted.

AFCON Squad

Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (St. Georges, Ethiopia), Faruok Shikhalo (Bandari FC, Kenya), John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)

Defenders: Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia-Kenya), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC-Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia-Kenya), Abud Omar (Sepsi Sfântu-Romania), David Owino (Zesco United-Zambia), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United-Kenya), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United-South Africa), Erick Ouma (Vasalund IF-Sweden), Joseph Okumu

Midfielders: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs-England), Anthony Akumu (Zesco United-Zambia), Eric Johanna (IF Bromma-Sweden), Ismael Gonzales (UD Las Palmas-Spain), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia-Kenya), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka FC-Kenya), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge-Belgium), Christopher Mbamba (Oskarshamns AIK-Sweden), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Clifton Miheso (Portugal)

Forwards: Paul Were (AFC Leopards-Kenya), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe-China), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol-Japan), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz-Kenya), John Avire (Sofapaka), Masud Juma (Libya), Ochieng Ovella (IF Vasalund, Sweden)

CHAN Squad

Goalkeepers: Farouk Shikalo, John Oyemba, Brian Bwire

Defenders: Philemon Otieno, Joash Onyango, Bernard Ochieng, Charles Momanyi, Michael Kibwage, Andrew Juma, David Ochieng, David Owino, Eric Juma

Midfielders: Roy Okal, Teddy Osok, Patillah Omotto, Dennis Odhiambo, Ibrahim Shambi, Duke Abuya, Whyvonne Izusa, Cliff Nyakeya

Forward: John Avire, Sydney Lokale, Nicholas Kipkirui, Piston Mutamba, Allan Wanga, Enosh Ochieng.

10 thoughts on “Philemon, Joash and Kahata in AFCON Squad

  1. Migne does not go by this Timu Kubwa OR player mkubwa Shenanigan
    Congrats Philemon, Joash and Kahata and all the best

  2. Joash Onyango – currently, probably the best defender. The guy has good concentration and is fast. I hope this comment does not get into his head.

    Kahata – good but recently as developed a “grand ma” pace. Needs to show urgency.

    Philemon – a boy doing a mans job. Does not deserve this position. started well but has let stardom get into his head. Has no urgency while falling back.

    Harambee Stars Sharks probably has a good team but the coach is obviously not independent. It’s a mixture of level headed players like Akumu, Wanga et Olunga, mimi ni star like Wanyama and let me shines like Were(AFC), Ovella et A.Timbe.

    I regret that Oliech absence.
    Migne has shown that he is a good coach so I put my other doubts aside for now.

  3. Joash Onyango is a good defender. He is fast, solid and decisive. He does not make half way decisions. He is also very calculative and plays his game than some one else’s. Keep it up Joash.

  4. Congrats guys for being the choice of HS Coach. I believe Jagoal Fred could have been there and so is Lawi and Boniface Omondi. As for Bonnie the keeper he lost his chance to shine for his country at long last. He had the experience but off-field issues got the better of him.

    I heard from Kalekwa that Gor stewards manhandled their players in Kisumu , pouring pepper-laced water on them and that we scored from an off-side call. So sad if our stewards did that. I hope not but i have at one time witnessed our stewards picking a fight with opposing players. Very bad. In any case we know that some of them are not the best-behaved characters in Gor. I hope this was all due to the loss of two points by Sofa the reason they brought this up

    1. @Dan Original, if confirmed to be true, I think discipline should be taken immediately against the people who did such things. It simply shows they do not understand what the word steward means. They are not reflecting what the Green Jersey stands for. In fact it looks like they are the firs line of inciters and hooligans…….

  5. @Dan Original , the steward incidence you talk about may have or may have not happened but the mere fact that these stewards are notorious for such primitivity gives legs to such accusations though in specific case I have my doubts because the same Kalekwa a week earlier was trying to associate their Sofapaka vs Tusker failure to Gor Mahia due to the fact that Mr Juma who officiated the game happens to be Bonny Oluoch’s brother .
    But a bit on our Stewards , these are some of the situations that Rachier has completely failed Gor’s image by his failure to rein in such miscreants .
    The fact is that the stewardship is somebody’s personal business in the EC , just like the Gor Mahia’s “Official” social media accounts were the personal businesses of the Assistant SG one Kevin Odhiambo aka KGM and Tony Anelka and from which the club got nothing and I was surprised and disappointed to hear Rachier claim that he has never been aware of those accounts and challenged to hand over the accounts to the club , these guys opted to sell it to some stranger instead .
    The point here is that there are several avenues for raising revenue but the people entrusted with that have all created their mini entities within the club through which revenues and ideas are siphoned off to private benefit .
    When people ask about initiatives that have been launched and then die on arrival , the answer is that non of that bloated EC is interested in pursuing anything that has nothing for them , one is in bed with the fake merchandisers , the other gets commision from the players allowances , bonuses and political handouts , the other is in league with outsiders to reap from the clubs name by defrauding the public that what they are running are the official social media accounts , the other is eating from ticketing and are ready to kill anybody who suggests eTicketing .
    In a nutshell , our EC is a Tower of organised and deliberate chaos and people from the outside are dumbfounded on how we still shine and even break continental records amidst that rot .
    In all this , I blame Rachier , I say this because I know the kind of efficiency AR runs his business empires and it is on him that the constitution he constantly falls back to as a scapegoat is changed so that we can move on to more intellectually sophisticated corporate excuses .

  6. Meanwhile let us pray that we just pick just one point from Nzoia fc today if worse comes to worse. Otherwise with K’Ogalo trailing by a goal down almost through the first 45 minutes and this being a boggy team since time immemorial anything can happen.

  7. Today has been the most exhilarating day in our league. The results have left me with a lot of laughter. My ribs have been broken especially by a Tweet from aleckie Ronald “I have a feeling Gor Mahia deliberately lost that match against Nzoia sugar so that they can win the league against Efusii ???”
    They also lost I think the match is going to be cracker.

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