Oktay has called on the selectors to look at the big picture and apply a good level playing ground when naming squads for the national teams in the country.
“I wish more of my players can join the national team and I am looking at the U-23 and apparently no single player from Gor Mahia plays for the team.
"I can only see players from Kariobangi Sharks and Mathare United, two teams and I have a lot of great talent in my squad, even Nicholas Kipkirui is 22, but they did not pick him and I don’t understand why.”
Pressed further to explain if the selectors are biased, Oktay said;
“I don’t know…I don’t know, who selects this team but I have Kipkirui, week in week out is scoring goals and he is not in the U-23 team and this for me is a big question mark.
"I have players but when I say these things people are taking different sides and I am telling the truth, look at the big picture and please there is great talent out there and give them a chance.” Oktay told Goal.
A lethargic Kenya U-23 team crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after going down 2-0 on aggregate to Sudan on Tuesday.
The team under coach Francis Kimanzi, could not measure up against the visiting side, who had won the first leg played in Khartoum.