Kenya coach unperturbed over Olunga’s absence for Ghana game


Kenya national team coach Sebastien Migne says he is not worried with the absence of striker Michael Olunga ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualification match with Ghana on March 23.

Olunga has been ruled out for three after picking a hamstring injury whilst playing for Kashiwa Reysol over the weekend.

Migne believes Olunga’s withdrawal is a chance for other players to justify themselves ahead of Africa’s greatest soccer fiesta.

“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.

Olunga has been key to the fortunes of Kenya in the qualifiers scoring a goal against Ethiopia and forcing Ghanaian defender Nicholas Opoku to score an own goal in Nairobi.

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