Sports News of Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Head coach of the Harambee Stars of Kenya Sebastien Migne is not worried by the absence of top striker Michael Olunga ahead of the AFCON qualifier against Ghana in Accra.
Kenya will miss the services of striker Michael Olunga when they take on Ghana in the 2019 Afcon qualifier.
The former Gor Mahia striker was expected to lead the attacking department as the two nations fight for the top position in Group F, however, that will not be the case.
Olunga sustained a hamstring injury while turning out for Kashiwa Reysol against Albirex Niigata in the Japanese league, a match the former won courtesy of Olunga’s strike.
But, Migne who beat Ghana without Tottenham star Victor Wanyama last September is confident of replacing the forward.
“It will be good opportunity for another player to show his quality. Of course it was difficult to have Masoud (Juma) in the beginning and maybe this is a good opportunity for him to show his quality before AFCON. Of course it will be difficult but we have the options,” Migne stated.
“We beat Ghana without Wanyama (Victor), without Mandela (Brian). It will be difficult of course but we will try to find a solution,” the tactician stated.’
Zesco United forward Jesse Were has been named as replacement for the forward.