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Chan 2020: Joash Onyango and the key players for Kenya against Tanzania

10:53 GMT+3 28/07/2019
Joash Onyango of Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars.
Ahead of the East African Chan derby, Goal looks at the key players coach Sebastien Migne will bank on to beat Tanzania in the first leg battle

  • John Oyemba of Kariobangi Sharks and Harambee Stars.

    John Oyemba

    In the absence of keeper Farouk Shikalo, who was the sure starter before signing for Yanga of Tanzania and becoming ineligible to play, Kariobangi Sharks custodian Oyemba will get the chance to start ahead of James Saruni. However, he will have to be very sharp to keep out Tanzania's attackers led by skipper John Bocco.

  • Joash Onyango of Gor Mahia FC and the Harambee Stars.

    Joash Onyango

    Kenya have rarely conceded when the Gor Mahia defender features for the side. He is a good game reader and always makes vital tackles when there is need. Onyango will be one of the key players for the Harambee Stars if they are to keep a clean sheet against Tanzania on Sunday.

  • Dennis Omino Odhiambo of Kenya tackled by Lamine Gassama of Senegal.

    Dennis Odhiambo

    He has been tasked with the responsibility of captaining the team and he has to make it count. Odhiambo has to cool the nerves of the players around him, provide cover for the back four and initiate counter attacks after winning the ball.


    Whyvone Isuza

    The AFC Leopards midfielder is expected to play in the creative role. He has always excelled in that position and all eyes will be on him. Isuza has to feed the strikers and be alert to finish the loose balls that might come his way.

  • Nicholas Kipkirui of Gor Mahia scores past Ezekiel Owade of AFC Leopards.

    Nicholas Kipkirui

    Many raised eyebrows when Kipkirui was omitted from the Africa Cup of Nations squad. He was one of the best players for Gor Mahia last season and scored nine goals in the league. He is one player who can create and finish chances so will be a critical factor in the attacking third.

  • ENOS OCHIENG of Ulinzi stars celebrates v KCB

    Enosh Ochieng

    His final day hat-trick against Mount Kenya United helped him finish the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season with 20 goals. He is a natural finisher when fed with the ball in the danger zone. This is the perfect time for the Ulinzi Stars man to silence his critics at national team level.