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.
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, Onyango 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.
Onyango and the rest of Stars players are currently in France finalizing their African Cup of Nations preparations ahead of the tournament that will kick off on Friday in Egypt.
Kenya had been pooled 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.
The final group game will be against tournament favourites Senegal.
Story by Kevin Kimutai, Tuko Correspondent.
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