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Olunga, Were to spearhead Kenya’s attack against Mozambique

By DAVID KWALIMWA November 11th, 2016 1 min read

Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi is all set to unleash the deadly strike force pairing of Micheal Olunga and Jesse Were against Mozambique.

Kenya will play the Southern Africa team in a potentially entertaining international friendly match in Nairobi on Saturday, before taking on Liberia on Tuesday.

The youthful trainer has in the recent past seemed cautious to field the duo at the same time up until the recently friendly match away to the Republic of Congo which Kenya won 1-0.

“We are looking for goals and these two players can provide that. They have played very well over the last six months so why not,” Okumbi told Nairobi News.

Olunga has had an impressive debut season in Sweden where he finished among the top scorers in the top flight ht league with 12 league goals, while adding another five on cup assignments and friendlies.


Were has also been scoring goals for fun in Zambia where he turns out for Zesco United. The striker is currently second placed on the top scorers chart with 16 goals, four behind Nkana’s Walter Bwalya.

The former Tusker FC forward also scored four times in the Caf Champions League where Zesco were knocked out in the semis by eventual champions Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.

And for good measure, the lanky forward scored another sublime goal during a practise session in national team colours on Friday morning.

“These games are good for us, it’s a learning curve for us but winning is the most important thing,” Olunga said.

Current Kenya Premier League top scorer John Mark Makwatta is the other out and out striker in camp, following the withdrawal of Tusker’s Allan Wanga for personal reasons.

Saturday’s match Kasarani Stadium kicks off 4pm with tickets retailing at Sh 200.