Kenyan Footballer Joash Onyango Is 26-Years-Old And It's Blowing People's Minds
Kenya were pictured in training this week ahead of their first Africa Cup Of Nations game against Algeria.
The talented squad trained together as star players Victor Wanyama, Michael Olunga and striker Ayub Masika Timbe looked in good spirits before Sunday's big game.
But it wasn't any of the above who caught people's eye during the routine session.
26-year-old Joash Onyango trains with the Kenya national team in Egypt. #AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/LDbluNd4Sr
- Photos of Football (@photosofootball) June 20, 2019
Highly rated defender Joash Onyango, who plays for Gor Mahia in the Kenyan Premier League, thought it was a good idea to dye his facial hair before the tournament opener.
Before long many on social media questioned whether he was in fact 26-years-old as the images went viral.
"Even before it starts, we already have a hairstyle contender for #Afcon2019." said one Twitter user, while another said: "26 back in 1997."
Meet Kenyan defender Joash Onyango, he is 26 years old, same age as Jesse Lingard. :sweat_smile: :joy: pic.twitter.com/xUocLQzA86
- :red_circle: (@ChrisvLFC) June 19, 2019
26-year-old Joash Onyango trains with the Kenyan National team in Egypt.:sob::sob::joy:#mamazala pic.twitter.com/0ExWqMeNz7
- KE SHARP (@danielmarven) June 18, 2019
26-year-old Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango is ready for #AFCON2019 #Tunaweza pic.twitter.com/EeRSM0LhuZ
- Kenyans.co.ke (@Kenyans) June 18, 2019
Reverse that number
- Hateas (@HeathenHateas) June 20, 2019
26 back in 1997.
- Freddie White :soccer: (@Freddiewhite23) June 21, 2019
It is believed that Onyango has now shaved off the impressive beard.
Moments before the squad left for Egypt on Tuesday evening, the defender could be seen sporting a clean facial shave as he posed for pictures with his teammates.
Onyango isn't the only player to have his age questioned in recent weeks.
Senegalese striker Ibrahima Sow, who plays for Sevilla U12's, went viral after a picture of him emerged tackling a Villarreal player.
Sow has scored a remarkable 29 goals in all competitions this season and is touted as one of the biggest prospects in the youth set-up.
This is supposed to be a Under-12 match between Villarreal & Sevilla earlier today. pic.twitter.com/M2ChK2s7Kz
- M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) June 14, 2019
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