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Kenyan Footballer Joash Onyango Is 26-Years-Old And It's Blowing People's Minds

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.

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But it wasn't any of the above who caught people's eye during the routine session.

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 " said one Twitter user, while another said: "26 back in 1997."

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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.

Image: Twitter
Image: Twitter

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.

Who will win the Africa Cup Of Nations? Do Kenya have a chance of lifting the trophy?

Let us know in the comments?

Topics: Football News, Football, African Cup of Nations

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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