Wambani called up as Kimanzi names provisional CECAFA squad

The provisional Kenya national team Harambee Stars squad ahead of the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge in Uganda has been named with Vasalunds IF midfielder Anthony Wambani the only foreign based players called up.

Wambani, a former Bandari FC forward has been in fine form for his Swedish side and this call up is well merited. He will not be the only first timer in the national team; Ulinzi Stars forward Oscar Wamalwa, who has done well for the side in recent matches is also in the team and he will be joined by team mate Elvis Nandwa.

Brian Bwire of Kariobangi Sharks and Timothy Odhiambo of Ulinzi Stars will be the two keepers selected for the tourney, having risen together from the Kenya U23 national team, and Wazito’s Johnstone Omurwa will add to the numbers of players rising from the U23 national team.

The team will have enough experienced players as well, including Gor Mahia’s Joash Onyango, Lawrence Juma, Kenneth Muguna and Cliffton Miheso, all who have been with the senior team before, as well as  Samuel Olwande of Kariobangi Sharks and Mark Makwatta of AFC Leopards.

Squad:

Keepers: Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)

Defenders: Johnston Omurwa (Wazito), Suleiman Ngotho (Posta Rangers), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Daniel Sakari (Kariobangi Sharks), Hillary Wandera (Tusker), Andrew Juma (Mathare United), David Owino (Mathare United) Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks)

Midfielders: Anthony Wambani (Vasalunds IF), Roy Okal (Mathare United), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Musa Masika (Wazito), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari), Moses Mudavadi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia), Reagan Otieno (KCB), Luke Namanda (Tusker), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards), Kevin Kimani (Mathare United), Cliffton Miheso (Gor Mahia)

Forwards: Oscar Wamalwa (Ulinzi Stars), Benson Omala (Western Stima), Elvis Nandwa (Ulinzi Stars), John Mark Makwatta (AFC Leopards)