Kimanzi calls up 16 local based players as Harambee Stars set sights on Comoros

Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi has called up 16 local based players to two open camp sessions as he prepares to put his squad in place ahead of the back to back 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Comoros due in three weeks’ time.

The squad was revealed on Friday 6 March with all 16 players called up being plucked from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).

Tusker FC lead the way with four of its players being called up with Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Wazito, KCB and Kariobangi Sharks having more than one representative.

Nyayo Stadium

The players will be in camp on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th at the Nyayo National Stadium.

The players who will make it out of the 16 are expected to link up with the other foreign based players for the visit of Comoros on March 25 and the return-leg tie that will be played four days later on the 29th.

FKF president Nick Mwendwa has however been quoted in sections of the media confirming that Kenya is set to be without several of its high-flying players playing abroad due to the Corona Virus outbreak.

Stars currently sit in 2nd place in Group G of the qualifiers with two points, two behind Comoros, after drawing their opening two matches against Egypt and Togo.

Below is the squad;

Goalkeepers

Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks), Robert Mboya (Tusker)

Defenders

Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito), Collins Shichenje (AFC Leopards), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Eugene Asike (Tusker), Baraka Badi (KCB), Sammy Mejja (Tusker), Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks), David Owino (Mathare United)

Midfielders

Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Michael Mutinda (KCB), Brian Musa (Wazito), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia)

Forwards

Elvis Rupia (AFC Leopards), Timothy Otieno (Tusker)