Ibrahim Shambi and Derrick Otanga have been included in the Harambee Stars squad that is expected to take on Taifa Stars of Tanzania in the upcoming Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) Qualifiers match scheduled for July 28, 2019, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Otanga- newly roped in at Wazito FC, joins Ulinzi Stars midfielder Shambi as the latest inclusions in the Stars squad that set to kick off residential training on Friday 19, ahead of the first leg.
CHAN, a competition that is exclusively reserved for players actively featuring in a county’s domestic leagues, has never had Harambee Stars as a participant in the finals and currently has Morocco as the defending champions.
An aggregate win over the Taifa Stars will see the Harambee Stars come up against Sudan in the second and final qualifying round, making one of the 16 teams in the competition to be hosted in Ethiopia.
Kenya’s return match against Tanzania will be played on August 4, at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.
CHAN Provisional Squad
John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks), James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars)
Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia), Yusuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Benard Ochieng (Wazito), Mike Kibwage (KCB), Andrew Juma (Mathare United), David Owino (Mathare United)
Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka), Teddy Osok (Wazito), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Duke Abuya (Kariobangi Sharks), Patillah Omoto (Kariobangi Sharks), Paul Were (AFC Leopards), Samuel Onyango (Gor Mahia), Roy Okal (Mathare United), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards), Abdalla Hassan (Bandari), Shambi Ibrahim (Ulinzi Stars)
John Avire (Sofapaka), Musa Masika (Wazito), Nicholas Kipkirui (Gor Mahia), Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Piston Mutamba (Wazito), Enosh Ochieng (Ulinzi Stars), Derrick Otanga (Wazito FC)