In Summary :
- Stars final training session ahead of the scheduled international friendly match against Russia.
- Ayub Timbe is not fit to play because of a swollen ankle and will wait to pass a fitness test.
- Daniel Anyembe has been ruled out because he wasn’t released on time by his team.
- This will be the last friendly match before Kenya plays Gabon in the 2026 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers
The Kenya National Team, Harambee Stars, held its final training session ahead of the scheduled international friendly match against Russia.
All players called up to the squad are fit for Monday’s historic international friendly match, save for Ayub Timbe.
Timbe had a swollen ankle in camp, and will wait to pass a late fitness test to determine whether he could make the starting team, or at least the match-day squad.
Influential defender Daniel Anyembe, who played a key role in Kenya’s most recent friendly matches against Qatar and South Sudan, has been ruled out.
Anyembe could also not secure a release from his club in time for the match.
The rest of the squad is however fit and ready for the match set to be played tomorrow, Monday October 16, 2023, at the Titanic Sports Complex in Antalya, Turkey, starting at 7 pm EAT.
This will be Kenya’s final test match ahead of the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers which kick off in November this year.
This will be the last friendly match before Kenya plays Gabon in the 2026 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers on November 13.
Stars are in Group F against Ivory Coast, Gabon, Gambia, Burundi, and Seychelles.