Stars coach Jacob “Ghost” Mulee has named a 36-man provisional squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Uganda and Rwanda.
Notable inclusions include KAA Gent (Belgium) defender Joseph Okumu, Eric Ouma of AIK
(Sweden), Al-Duhail’s (Qatar) Michael Olunga, and the Zambia-based trio of Ian Otieno, Duke
Abuya, and Duncan Otieno. Sweden-based Eric Johanna also makes a return to the team.
FKF Premier League top scorer Erick Kapaito leads a stellar ensemble of locally-based players with Lawrence Juma, Eugene Asike and Elvis Rupia also invited to the squad.
Frank Odhiambo steps up from the U23 Emerging Stars and there are also first call-ups for Richard Odada, Enock Momanyi, and Siraj Mohammed.
Coach Jacob “Ghost” Mulee expressed optimism in the squad.
“This is a strong group of players, we have a superb blend of experience, youth, ability, and personalities. This is a group of players who have what it takes to start well against Uganda and go all the way.”
Local-based players report for camp on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, while their foreign-based counterparts are expected to start arriving from Monday, August 30, 2021.
Harambee Stars play Uganda at 3 pm on September 2, 2021, at Nyayo Stadium, after which they will travel to face Rwanda on Friday, September 3, 2021.
Kenya will compete in Group E alongside Rwanda, Mali, and Uganda.