Bamba in, Sessay absent as Harambee Stars start training for Ghana clash

The Kenya national team Harambee Stars started training on Tuesday 19 March in preparation for the final round of qualifiers for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) against Ghana scheduled for Saturday 23 March, away in Ghana.

Head coach Sebastien Migne took charge of the session, with his camp boosted by a majority of the foreign based players called up for the clash, save for two.

Christopher Bamba

Sweden based Christopher Bamba, who plies his trade with Oskarsharms in the Scandinavian nation was among the players in training as he guns for his first ever showing as a Kenyan international.

Born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1992, to Kenyan mother and Zimbabwean father, Bamba has only made an U17 appearance for Sweden and coach Migne will definitely want to size him up for his AFCON team.

Sessay missing

However, David Sessay of English League 2 side Crawley Town seems to have given the call up a wide berth, as he wasn’t part of the training session on the day.

Sessay was born in the UK to a Kenyan mother and British father

Johanna Omollo was not in training but arrived during the session, understandably since his Belgian team, Cercle Brugge had a game on Monday, while Michael Olunga is absent as he nurses a hamstring injury picked on club duty a week ago.

Were in, Olunga out

Jesse Were was called up as cover for Olunga and he, alongside his Zesco United team mates, David Owino and Anthony Akumu were in training. Also in training was Nkana FC defender Musa Mohamed.

Libya based Masoud Juma, South Africa based Brian Mandela and Ethiopia based Patrick Matasi are the other Africa based start in camp.

Wanyama

Skipper Victor Wanyama, Erick Johanna, Erick Marcelo Ouma, Ismail Gonzalez and Paul Were are the other foreign based players in camp while
Portugal based Clifton Miheso was not in training.

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) top scorer Allan Wanga leads the contingent of locally based players in camp.