Harambee Stars head coach has expressed his satisfaction with the team’s preparations ahead do their friendly against Zambia on Friday.
Stars squad was boosted by the arrival of foreign-based players on Tuesday bar Clarke Oduor of Barnsley and Joseph Okumu of IF Elfsborg and according to Kimanzi, all they were doing was to capitalize on the competitive edge of the players.
“Most of the players have reported to camp and we are trying to capitalize on the players’ competitive side to yield a positive result in the friendly match,” Kimanzi is quoted by FKF official portal.
The players who arrived on Tuesday included Eric Johanna, Masud Juma, Cliff Nyakeya, Brian Mandela and Anthony Akumu; the team now having a total of 21 of the 23 players who were earlier called to camp.
On his part, assistant captain Brian Mandela who has no club said: “The morale around the camp is great, and the players are looking forward to playing against Zambia and achieving a good result.”
The game against Zambia slated for Nyayo Stadium will have no fans but FKF boss Nick Mwendwa confirmed on Monday that fans will have the opportunity to watch the game on Startimes Tv.
Players Called to Camp
Goalkeepers: Ian Otieno (Zesco United, Zambia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya)
Defenders: Brian Mandela (Unattached), Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Joash Onyango (Simba, Tanzania), Joseph Okumu (Elfsborg, Sweden), Clarke Oduor (Barnsley, England), David Owino (Mathare United, Kenya), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Badi Baraka (KCB, Kenya)
Midfielders: Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Francis Kahata (Simba, Tanzania), Eric Johanna (Jonkoping’s Sodra IF, Sweden), Cliff Nyakeya (Masr FC, Egypt), Antony Akumu (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Hassan Abdallah (Bandari FC, Kenya), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Katana Mohamed (Isloch, Belarus), Austin Otieno (AFC Leopards, Kenya)
Forwards: Elvis Rupia (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Masud Juma (JS Kabylie, Algeria), Timothy Otieno (NAPSA Stars, Zambia), Oscar Wamalwa (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya