It is always every footballer’s dream to represent their motherland at any given time as long as an opportunity arises.
What therefore happens when a footballer fails to make the cut to the National Team despite putting in all the work?
Well, such is the case of Zesco United Striker Jesse Were who missed out on Harambee Stars Coach Sebastien Migne’s AFCON squad.
The French coach instead, named an attacking group which includes Paul Were (AFC Leopards), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol) John Avire (Sofapaka), Masud Juma (Libya) and Ochieng Ovella (IF Vasalund, Sweden)
Were’s omission led to a widespread uproar among football fans who felt that coach Migne was being unfair to the Former Tusker FC Frontman.
According to Migne Were is still not good enough to play for Kenya right now despite being a great goalscorer in the Zambian League.
“Were might be the leading player currently in the Zambia league but he is yet to carry the form to the national team and all I can assure him is that the door is still open for him, we have not shut it for him” Said Migne back then.
Were seems to have moved on from his disappointment and has finally broke his silence after his AFCON Snub.
He has wished the National Team all the best in Egypt.
Were has also taken time to wish Defender Brian Mandela a speedy recovery as the Maritzburg United ace aims to shake off a knee injury that cost him his place in the Kenyan National Team.
” As we hold our hands together in prayers,i just wanna take this opportunity to wish our Kenyan national team Harambee Stars all the best in AFCON 2019 which kicks off today one love #Tunaweza, come on you kenya. Also Brian Mandela come back stronger,” Said Were.
Kenya will mark her return to AFCON when it takes on the Desert Foxes of Algeria this Sunday at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.
The Team is in high spirits and has promised to put up a good show in the Continental Showpiece.
Captain Victor Wanyama warned their opponents that they (Kenya) and neighbours Tanzania will not be pushovers.
“It is true that Kenya and Tanzania are viewed as underdogs in the group but that happens in football and what I know is that there are a lot of changes in the football world and many small teams have proved that,” Said Wanyama.