Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr explain absence of George Odhiambo and Boniface Oluoch

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The two players were among the 38 summoned for the Afcon qualifier against the Black Stars but did not show up in camp

Gor Mahia Dylan Kerr has defended the absence of goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch and midfielder George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo from Kenya squad.

The two players were among the 38 summoned for the Afcon qualifying match against the Black Stars but did not report to camp, a move that irked Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne.

“We must have professionalism when dealing with matters national team. It is not good at all that players called to camp are not responding to the call. I invited 38 players and so far I can only see 24,” the Frenchman said, prior to the duel.

However, K’Ogalo coach Kerr has jumped to the defence of the two players. “They were both injured and I told coach (Migne) that they didnt want to be included in the squad, I did deliver the message to the coach.

“Boniface (Oluoch) had not played in four matches due to injury and was on the bench because (Odhoji) was also injured. ‘Blackberry’ said he was struggling with a groin injury so I did my job and informed the coach,” the Briton told Goal.

Harambee Stars went on to beat Ghana by a solitary goal and revive their hopes of gracing the 2019 Afcon finals. Both teams in Group F are now tied on three points, with Ghana pearched at the top.

Kenya will next face Ethiopia in a home and away fixture that could determine whether they stand a chance of making it to Cameroon.