The CF Montreal midfielder was recently overlooked, so Kenya’s striker took over as captain
The coach of Harambee Stars, Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, has strongly indicated that Victor Wanyama’s time with the national team, even if it was in his reign, is almost over.
The tactician was not amused when asked why the experienced CF Montreal midfielder is missing from his team. In a harsh tone, the tactician explains that he has decided that a guard needs to change.
Olunga is officially the team captain
‘I think your last question does not make sense, [Wanyama] Mugubi is not in the team; why then talk about Mugubi? “a seemingly angry Mulee answered a question on the midfielder as quoted by Nation.
“When I took over, against Comoros and Togo, Wanyama was not in the team. Then I decided there had to be a guard. Olunga is officially the team captain.”
The 30-year-old has so far played 64 games for Harambee Stars and scored seven goals. He has been a regular match for Kenya since 2007 when he made his debut as a teenager. Wanyama, a brother of McDonald Mariga, took over the bracelet from Kenya legend Dennis Oliech.
Is Odada Wanyama’s replacement?
In the absence of Wanyama, Mulee played the 20-year-old Red Star midfielder in Belgrade, Richard Odada, in the 0-0 draw with Uganda at Nyayo Stadium. The two neighboring countries met in Group E’s qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup in Group E.
Because Anthony Akumu was also out, the youngster was selected before Duncan Otieno and he did not disappoint. The tactician boldly said the debutant solved the midfield problem.
“We brought in different players and new players who made their debut,” Mulee said. Purpose.
“I was impressed with Odada, which means he solved our problem in the midfield division. He’s only twenty and has a lot to offer. If you were keen enough, the chosen team was a mix of experienced players and the emerging players who want to be involved in future assignments more frequently. “
Harambee Stars play Rwanda in their second group match while Cranes tackle Mali. The West Africans lead the group by three points after defeating Amavubi by a single goal on Wednesday.