Famous worldwide for his appearance like the old man, the 26-year-old Kenyan player suddenly shaved. After shaving, Joash looked a bit older, but many still mistook him for being in his forties.
On June 18, 2019, the Kenyan Football Federation uploaded a picture of Joash training with the team to prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN Cup). What is striking is that Joash with a white beard and an aging face makes many people think he is 62 years old.
Ahead of AFCON 2019, the Kenya Football Federation has announced a focus list to prepare for the tournament. Notably, on this list is the presence of 26-year-old defender Joash Onyango. Although he is only 26 years old according to information from the Kenya Football Association, with the beard changing to white, this player on Gor Mahia’s staff has made many people doubt about his age when he looks like an old man.
Many people later searched for information and discovered Joash was only 26 years old this year. This makes the online community in the world to boil. One resident shared that the only reason that person was interested in the CAN Cup was to see 26-year-old Joash Onyango play for Kenya. There is another joke that if Joash Onyango is really 26 years old, that person is not really born.
It was obvious that dying the beard was a wrong decision of Joash Onyango as this made him much older than before. After the football fans were surprised, Joash decided to shave. His new appearance is now more true to his age, but many people still consider him quite old, around 40 years old.
However, ignoring the visual story, Joash Onyango will be the mainstay of Kenya at AFCON 2019. The 2019 African Championship officially starts from June 22, 2019 with the opening match between the home team Egypt and Zimbabwe. Kenya made a match against Algeria on June 24, 2019.