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‘Blonde-bearded’ Joash Onyango itching for Afcon action

Harambee Stars defender Joash Onyango has attracted comparisons with international stars El Hadji Diouf and Paul Pogba stepping out with a fresh look ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Gor Mahia defender and his international teammates are expected to land in Egypt on Wednesday, two days before the month-long football extravaganza kicks off in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Suez Canal and Ismailia.

And in readiness for action, the 26-year-old went for a complete make over at a Paris barber shop, opting for a vintage blonde beard.

This new look has left the no-nonsense defender trending on social media.

But then there are those who chose to dwell on the question of his age.

In the absence of South African based defender Brian Mandela through injury, Onyango is expected to feature prominently for Kenya in her Group ‘C’ engagements.

But he will have to compete for a place in the team with the likes of Musa Mohammed, David Owino and Joshua Okumu.