AFCON 2019: 'Old Man' Joash Onyango dyes beard after social media trolling

AFCON 2019: 'Old Man' Joash Onyango dyes beard after social media trolling

AFCON 2019 is already building up and ahead of the tournament, Harambee Stars defender, Joash Onyango has visibly taken a swipe at those who have been questioning his real age by dying his beard white.

The Gor Mahia man was trolled last week when Football Kenya Federation posted the ages of African Cup of Nations bound players; the central defender is 26-years old.

Many argued that his appearance suggested that he was older, reigniting the never ending topic of age cheating by sportsmen in the country and the African continent at large.

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On Monday evening, Football Kenya Federation posted pictures of Joash's new look. He was spotted with a blonde bearded look, perhaps embracing the 'old man' label some fans have pinned on him.

Needless to say, the defender will remain key man for coach Sebastien Migne in Egypt as he has been throughout Kenya's AFCON campaign.

With Brian Mandela out of the tournament, the former Western Stima and West Kenya Sugar FC man is expected to partner Musa Mohamed at the heart of Kenyan defense.

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Onyango and the rest of Stars players are currently in France finalising their African Cup of Nations preparations ahead of the tournament that will kick off on Friday, June 21, in Egypt.

Kenya are in group C alongside Senegal, Algeria and Tanzania. They begin their campaign against Algeria on Sunday, June 23, 11pm East African Time (EAT), before batting out against neighbors Tanzania.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigeria's Super Eagles kicked off their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday.

Having staged their return to the competition for the first time since 2013 when they won the title in South Africa under late coach Stephen Keshi.

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