Bwire pulls out of Harambee Stars squad, three new faces called up


Bwire pulls out of Harambee Stars squad, three new faces called up
Harambee Stars players and technical team huddle together during a training session. (PHOTO/FKF Media)

In Summary

  • CECAFA U20 Championships best goalkeeper Brian Bwire, who was called up to the Harambee Stars provisional squad for the upcoming Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup has pulled out of the squad due to an injury he has sustained on his hip.
  • Bwire has since been replaced by Western Stima keeper Samuel Odhiambo as the team prepares for the tourney which kicks off this weekend in Kampala.

CECAFA U20 Championships best goalkeeper Brian Bwire, who was called up to the Harambee Stars provisional squad for the upcoming Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup has pulled out of the squad due to an injury he has sustained on his hip.

Bwire has since been replaced by Western Stima keeper Samuel Odhiambo as the team prepares for the tourney which kicks off this weekend in Kampala.

Coach Kimanzi has also handed a late call to Tusker forward Timothy Otieno and Bandari sensation Mohamed Katana.

Kenya has been pooled in Group C alongside Tanzania, Djibouti and Zanzibar, and will be looking to defend the title they won in December 2017, in Machakos.

Group A comprises hosts Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, while Group B will pit guest team DR Congo against Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia.

The top two teams in each group, as well as two best losers from the three groups, will proceed to the tournament’s quarterfinal.

Provisional Squad

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), Mohammed Katana (Bandari)

Forwards

Oscar Wamalwa (Ulinzi Stars), Benson Omala (Western Stima), Elvis Nandwa (Ulinzi Stars), John Mark Makwatta (AFC Leopards), Timothy Otieno (Tusker)

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