Kenya’s Harambee Stars has officially hit camp on Monday 9 March ahead of their African Cup of Nations doubleheader against Comoros.
The Monday session saw the return of Tusker FC defender Eugene Asike who has been out of the national team action for three years with head coach Francis Kimanzi revealing that he expects the lot to be joined by their foreign-based counterparts in two weeks’ time.
“We thank the local clubs for releasing the players so as to enable early preparations ahead of the match against Comoros. We have 16 players in camp at the moment and we will be expecting foreign-based players to join them in the next two weeks,” Kimanzi is quoted by FKF’s portal.
The 16 players who were given the call up all turned for the Monday session including the Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards players who featured in the Mashemeji Derby on Sunday.
Stars will host Comoros for the first leg on March 25 at the MISC Kasarani before travelling to Comoros for the second leg slated four days later.
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)
Strikers: Elvis Rupia (AFC Leopards), Timothy Otieno (Tusker)