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Afcon Qualifiers: Kenya want numerous character towards Egypt – Olunga | Aim.com

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The towering ahead is glad to have been handed the armband for Harambee Stars as they face the Pharaohs in Nairobi

Kenya ahead Michael Olunga has termed as ‘an enormous honour’ to steer Harambee Stars towards Egypt of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on Thursday.

The Al Duhail SC striker has been handed the armband to steer the facet after head coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee omitted common captain Victor Wanyama from the squad for the 2 matches towards Egypt and Togo.

Whereas Mulee is but to offer the explanation why Wanyama by no means made it to his squad, Olunga has been confirmed because the captain, and talking to Aim on Tuesday, the previous Gor Mahia striker stated he’ll use the chance to affect younger gamers within the squad to allow them to choose a significant win towards the Pharaohs.

“After all it’s a enormous duty, in truth first to be referred to as to the nationwide staff is a big duty, you’re carrying the entire nation in your again, so to begin with being referred to as as much as the nationwide staff is a big duty,” Olunga advised Aim on Tuesday.

“However I’m honoured for the coach to pick me to captain the staff towards Egypt, I really feel humbled as a result of there’s something the coach has seen in me so after all being among the many gamers with expertise within the squad, we are going to try to affect the younger upcoming gamers.

“For those who have a look at the form of recreation we’re going to play. We’ll want numerous character from the squad and that will probably be our key factor and in addition our angle may also be very essential forward of such matches.”

In the meantime, Aim also can reveal defender Joseph Okumu and striker Erick Kapaito have been launched from camp after they picked minor accidents throughout a coaching session on Tuesday.

A supply within the staff, who didn’t need to be named, confirmed the 2 gamers is not going to be concerned towards Egypt however could also be thought of for the away match towards Togo in Lome on March 29.

“It’s unlucky Okumu and Kapaito picked accidents in coaching and they’re out of the match towards Egypt,” the supply advised Aim. “The 2 gamers are out of the coach’s plans for Egypt however perhaps they are going to be thought of for the away match towards Togo.”

The Pharaohs of Egypt, who embrace Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s midfielder Mohamed Elneny, are anticipated within the nation on Tuesday.

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