Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne has uncovered the reason he dropped Zesco United striker Jesse Jackson Were for the group’s 1-0 misfortune to Black Stars of Ghana in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) last gathering “F” diversion on Saturday in Accra.
The Frenchman named three strikers-Allan Wanga, Masud Juma and Pistone Mutamba in his 22-man squad that left for the West African country.
The advancement prompted an open clamor with many inclination Mutamba would’ve come next fiddle to Jesse, who was brought in to supplant the harmed Michael Olunga.
In spite of displaying an amazing type in the Zambian association, where he has wrapped sprinters up best scorer in two back to back seasons beside aiding Zesco gain ground in mainland football, Migne is yet to be persuaded by the striker’s change rate in national group hues.
“Some of you can discuss Jesse Were I don’t know perhaps you’ve some enthusiasm with him, however what number of objectives has he scored with the national group?” presented Migne, while reacting to Nation Sport’s request on why he dropped the 27-year-old.
“Never at any point one objective in 26 call ups, that is the start of my answer. At the largest amount, it is anything but a matter of simply having a hero with control in the group, but since you must be proficient on the off chance that you need to contend at this dimension.
“I am here to make some choices that I think are good. We are one staff and we decide our options, it’s not easy but if I was to pick Jesse, you would’ve asked me for Masud, tomorrow if I select someone else, you will still ask for another player, its football life,” insisted the former Congo Brazzaville tactician.
“But maybe he can show me every time, he has the answer if he is ready to compete with me, he will be in the squad. For sure I’ve no problem with Jesse, he is a nice guy with good behaviour but it’s a question of flavour, in my opinion,” Migne concluded.
The former Mathare United and Tusker man last featured for Migne in the 1-0 win over Malawi in a friendly match on September 11 last year at Kasarani stadium.
Jesse was replaced at restart by Pistone Mutamba.