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Allan Wanga’s series of unfortunate events

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It has been an unforgettable week for Kenyan International Allan Wanga after being a victim of a series of unfortunate events.

It started on Thursday when he was dropped from the Harambee Stars squad to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cairo, Egypt. There were questions about Sebastien Migne’s squad selection but very few questioned Wanga’s inclusion as the striker has had a good season with Kakamega Homeboyz. When the squad was announced, Wanga was the top scorer in the league and he seemed a good option to support Olunga at the tourney.

However, when he was dropped from the squad Stars fan complained saying Wanga deserved the spot. The Kakamega Homeboyz was dropped along side AFC Leopards top scorer Whyvonne Isuza and Kariobangi Sharks’ second choice keeper Brian Bwire. Migne surprised many when he dropped Wanga from the squad as he was leading the golden boot race.


[read: Migne drops two top scorers from Stars AFCON squad ]


Talking of the golden boot race, Wanga lost that too. The last batch of matches in the Kenya Premier League were meant to be played on Wednesday 29th May but one game had to be postponed to Saturday. Mount Kenya United arrived late for their match against Ulinzi Stars forcing the match to be postponed to Saturday.

It was in the match that Ulinzi Stars striker Enosh Ochieng’ scored a hatrick to become the top scorer of the league. The former Muhoroni Youth forward sealed the award after scoring the hat-trick in a 4-0 win against relegated Mount Kenya United at Afraha Stadium.

Ochieng took nine minutes to bag his 18th goal of the season as MKU tried to adapt to the soggy pitch after heavy rains pounded the area, which also forced the match to start almost 20 minutes later than it was scheduled.

Ochieng’s teammate Oscar Wamalwa scored the second in the 50th minute while the golden boot winner bagged his brace a minute later.  The Ulinzi Stars striker then completed his hat-trick in the 57th minute after collecting a low pass from midfielder Samwel Mwangi and slotted past Ulinzi’s keeper Phillip Odhiambo.

Going into the match, Ochieng’ had 17 goals, one behind Wanga, and just needed a brace to go over Allan Wanga and win the golden boot.


Ulinzi Stars have ended the season with 45 points and in eighth place on the KPL Table, while Mount Kenya United are relegated with a paltry 18 points. Wanga’s Kakamega Homeboyz finished 7th after losing by 2 goals against Sofapaka FC.


[read: Not yet! Allan Wanga shrugs off Kakamega Homeboyz ‘coach’ tag ]


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Kevin Namunwa
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Kevin Namunwa is a senior reporter for Business Today. Email at [email protected].
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