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Afcon Qualifiers: Why Akumu is missing from Kenya squad to face Togo

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The imposing celebrity is amongst 3 gamers left as Harambee Stars left for Lome to face the Sparrowhawks on Monday

Kenya’s Harambee Stars have actually left for their last Team G suit of the Africa Mug of Nations qualifier versus Togo minus midfielder Anthony Akumu.

The previous Gor Mahia celebrity, that presently includes for South African titans Kaizer Chiefs, began the previous video game versus Egypt which finished 1-1 at Kasarani Arena on Thursday.

Nonetheless, Objective can specifically expose the gamer has actually not made the journey to Lome for the clash versus the Sparrowhawks collection for Monday, with trainer Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee calling a squad of 25 gamers.

A resource that did not desire to be called, has, nonetheless, informed Objective Akumu was left since he desired to figure out household problems.

“Anthony [Akumu] requested to be left behind as he wanted to sort out a few family issues, he doesn’t have an injury or anything, he just asked we give him time to go home and the request was granted,” the resource informed Objective on Saturday.

And also as previously reported by Objective, AFC Leopards protector Clyde Senaji has actually been composed right into the squad as a substitute for Wazito FC protector Johnstone Omurwa, that is put on hold for the suit after he was red-carded throughout the connection versus the Pharaohs.

Additionally missing in the squad is Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna, that chose an injury versus Egypt as well as stopped working to recoup in time for the last team suit.

Ahead of their journey to Lome, trainer Mulee informed Objective they were going with absolutely nothing much less than a win firmly insisting the group’s screen versus Egypt sufficed to stimulate them to dominate Togo in their yard.

“It is a game we don’t want to lose, at least we need to finish the group in a respectable position and with a respectable result,” Mulee informed Objective on Saturday.

“We are going to Togo to try to win that game, it is a long time since Kenya won away from home, it is not going to be an easy match but judging from our display against Egypt, if we can just equal the same away then we believe we can finish third in the group.”

In spite of choosing a draw versus the North African titans, it was not nearly enough to provide a credentials berth to the Afcon finals to be organized in Cameroon, as the Pharaohs, rather, certified along with Comoros from the team.

Kenya squad; Goalkeepers: Ian Otieno, James Saruni, Joseph Okoth.

Protectors: Daniel Sakari, Eric Ouma, Clyde Senaji, Joash Onyango, Nahashon Alembi, Baraka Badi, Harun Mwale.

Midfielders: Fight It Out Abuya, Lawrence Juma, High Cliff Nyakeya, Nahashon Alembi, Abdallah Hassan, Cliffton Miheso, Duncan Otieno, Kevin Kimani, James Mazembe, Kevin Simiyu, David Owino.

Forwards: Masud Juma, Michael Olunga, as well as Elvis Rupia.

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