Avire out of Harambee Stars squad for Egypt test; Wanyama arrives

Avire out of Harambee Stars squad for Egypt test; Wanyama arrives

Striker John Avire will not be part of the Harambee Stars squad for the 2021 AFCON Qualifier tests against Egypt and Togo.

According to information on the Football Kenya Federation portal, the striker who has had a long battle with Sofapaka and his new club FC Tanta over a protracted move will be out due to a personal commitment.

Meanwhile, the Federation confirmed that Captain Victor Wanyama and all the players who were called to the squad have all arrived in their base in Egypt save for forward Boniface Muchiri who is expected in camp on Wednesday.

The team will hold its final training on Wednesday a day before their match against Egypt who is without Mohammed Salah at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria from 7 pm EAT.

Stars will then face Togo in their second qualifying match on Monday next week at the MISC Kasarani.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (St. George SC, Ethiopia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya), Ian Otieno (Red Arrows, Zambia)

Defenders: Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Harun Shakava (Nkana, Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Hillary Wandera (Tusker, Kenya), Erick Ouma (Vasalunds IF, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (IF Elfsborg, Sweden), Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya)

Midfielders: Teddy Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Boniface Muchiri (Tusker, Kenya), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (FC Masr, Egypt), Erick Johanna Omondi (IF Brommapojkarma, Sweden), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya)

Forwards: Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Jesse Were (Zesco United, Zambia), John Mark Makwatta (AFC Leopards, Kenya)