Coach Sebastien Migne’s decision to axe Allan Wanga from his 2019 Total African Cup of Nations squad has drawn massive criticism from football stakeholders in the country.
Despite leading the scorers chart with 18 goals in the just concluded Kenyan Premier League season, Wanga was a shock omission when the Frenchman trimmed his squad to 27 players before heading to France for pre-Afcon preparations.
The experienced forward has been in the form of his life for Kakamega Homeboyz and many believed he would be Migne’s second choice striker in Egypt behind Japan-based Michael Olunga.
However, many were shocked when on Thursday he was dropped alongside Kariobangi Sharks keeper Brian Bwire and Leopards midfielder Whyvonne Isuza.
What baffled many is the inclusion of strikers like John Avire who scored seven goals for Sofapaka this season, 11 fewer than Wanga.
The other surprise inclusion was Masud Juma who recently terminated his contract with Libyan side Al-Naser. The striker hasn’t played any competitive football since December 2018.
Kenyans on social media were on Migne’s neck accusing the Frenchman of favouritism with some pointing at possible interference from football governing body, Football Kenya Federation.
Meanwhile the forward took to social media to wish the team well.