Despite the match being a friendly, coach Migne has said he drafted Onyango into the starting eleven to help build consistency in the backline. “I know Joash is banned for the first leg of the upcoming qualifier against Ethiopia but I felt for my backline to remain with confidence, he needed to start.
“I also had several players out injured. David Owino was out and Brian Mandela was not in the squad. My target was to keep another clean sheet against Malawi and the partnership of Onyango and Mohammed is working out very well.”
Kenya needed a late goal from Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Kahata to extinguish the Flames and register back to wins following Saturday's 1-0 triumph over the Black Stars of Ghana in the Afcon qualifier.