Stars to face Tanzania,Sudan Ahead of 2017 Afcon Qualifiers
The Kenya National team Harambee stars has lined up a pair of glamour friendlies against Sudan and Tanzania as they step up their preparations for the 2017 Africa Cup Of Nation qualifiers against Congo Football Kenya Federation announced.
Stars are set to host Tanzania and Sudan in build-up matches in Nairobi on May 27 and 29 respectively.
Spain-based midfielder Ismail Gonzalez and attacking forward Bruce Kamau who is based in Australia who were given a calling by the National team are expected to feature in the selection of the upcoming matches.
Ismail, who is attached to Spain’s second division club CP Cacerano, has already accepted the call-up but Melbourne FC’s Kamau is yet to make up his mind as he has also been informally approached by Australian national football team’s technical bench, according to Football Kenya Federation.
STARS PROVISIONAL SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Lucas Indeche (AFC Leopards) and David Okello (Tusker FC)
Defenders: Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United), Aboud Omar (Slavia Sofia), Musa Mohammed, Eric Ouma (Gor Mahia), David Owino (Zesco United), Joackins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Duncan Otewa (Bandari) and Collins Shivachi (Tusker FC)
Midfielders: Ismail Said Athman (Las Palmas), Johanna Omolo (Royal Antwerp), Joseph Mbugi (Posta Rangers), Anthony Akumu (Zesco United), Victor Wanyama (Southampton), Eric Johanna (Mathare United), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), Humphrey Mieno (Tusker FC), Ayub Timbe (Lierse SK), Ali Abondo (Ajax Capetown), Paul Were (Clubless), Clifford Miheso (AFC Leopards) and Ovella Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks).
Strikers: Michael Olunga (Djurgadens), Masita Masuta (Nzoia United), Wycliffe Ochomo (Muhoroni Youth), Mark Makwatta (Ulinzi Stars) and Jesse Were (Zesco United)