Everyone called to CECAFA duty by Kenya’s Harambee Stars have reported to duty with head coach Francis Kimanzi exuding confidence that they are capable of retaining their title.
Speaking after their Tuesday session at the MISC Kasarani, Kimanzi, as quoted by FKF, said: “Everyone who was called up to the camp has reported and is training hard for the tournament. We are looking forward to retaining the trophy we won in the 2017 CECAFA Championships.”
His sentiments were echoed by AFC Leopards midfielder, Whyvone Isuza who opined: “We are preparing well for the championships and we will do our best to defend the trophy.”
The team will, however, miss the services of Bandari forward Mohammed Katana who has traveled to Hungary for trials with Samuel Abawa and Timothy Otieno both in the squad for the training after being handed late call ups.
Kenya has been pooled in Group C alongside Tanzania, Zanzibar and Djibouti with their opening game being against the latter.
Goalkeepers: Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Samuel Odhiambo (Western Stima)
Defenders: Johnstone 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), Timothy Otieno (Tusker)