Sports / Updates
Thursday, 09 Mar 2017 16:15 EAT
Kenyan Premier League 2016 Player of the Year Kenneth Muguna is among the 26 players called up to the national team Harambee Stars for friendly matches against Uganda and DR Congo later in the month. Muguna, a midfielder, who joined Gor Mahia this season from Western Stima, is among the home-based players called by Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi.
Kenya face Uganda and DR Congo in the friendlies on March 23 and 26 respectively in Nairobi, ahead of their upcoming 2019 AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone set for June 2017. "We have called up an initial squad of 26 local based players who will report for camp at the Kasarani Stadium on March 19, 2017,” said Okumbi.
“A further list of foreign-based players called up for the same will be availed in due course as we don’t expect them to link up with the rest of the squad until the commencement of the FIFA friendlies window,” explained the tactician. Earlier, FKF CEO Robert Muthomi had pointed out that the Kenya, Uganda friendly that was earmarked to be played on March 22 had been rescheduled to March 23, 2017, following consultations and subsequent consensus between the two Associations.
The provisional team:
David Okello (Tusker), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)
David Mwangi (Mathare United), Eugene Asike (Tusker), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Maurice Ojwang (Western Stima), Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Robinson Kamura (AFC Leopards), Sammy Meja (Thika United), Simon Mbugua (Posta Rangers).
Amos Asembeka (Sony Sugar), Benard Mang’oli (AFC Leopards), Erick Johanna (Un-attached), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), Humphrey Mieno (Tusker FC), Joseph Kuria (Posta Rangers), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Noah Wafula (Tusker FC), Ochieng Ovella (Kariobangi Sharks), Osborne Monday (Kariobangi Sharks), Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards).
Jeremiah Wanjala (Kakamega Homeboyz), Mark Makwatta (Ulinzi Stars) and Vincent Oburu.