FKF sends out release letters for foreign legion as Stars set camp date


FKF sends out release letters for foreign legion as Stars set camp date
FILE:National football team Harambee Stars players leave the pitch after team's morning training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on August 05, 2018. Kenya is preparing ahead of their AFCON qualifier match against Ghana on September 8, 2018 at the Kasarani Stadium. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • The national football team Harambee Stars is expected to report to camp on October 3 to begin preparations for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.
  • Football Kenya Federation communication manager Barry Otieno said on Monday that they have already sent release letters to respective clubs to have the foreign legion released on time.
  • Paul Were who plays for FC Kaisar in Kazkhastan is said to be in a good condition after spending almost a whole month nursing a tendon tear and is expected to join camp.

The national football team Harambee Stars is expected to report to camp on October 3 to begin preparations for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.

Football Kenya Federation communication manager Barry Otieno said on Monday that they have already sent release letters to respective clubs to have the foreign legion released on time.

“The local based players will report to camp on October 3. Release letters have already been sent to the respective clubs,” he said.

“As you know the coach names 21 players with 9 reserves just in case there is an injury.”

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama who missed two matches against Ghana and Malawi due to injury tops the list of the foreign based players called- up by coach Sebastian Migne .

Paul Were who plays for FC Kaisar in Kazkhastan is said to be in a good condition after spending almost a whole month nursing a tendon tear and is expected to join camp.

Belgium based Johanna ‘Tosh’ Omollo who despite reporting to the camp three weeks ago missed both matches against Ghana and Malawi due to injury is also expected to fight out for a place to Ethiopia.

Johanna Omolo (R) of Harambee Stars contest for ball with Juary Marinho of Guinea Bissau during their Africa Cup Of Nations 2017 qualifier match at the Estadio 24 Setembro in Bissau on March 24, 2016. The Djurtus won the match 1-0 courtesy of Idrissa Camara's goal. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
Johanna Omolo (R) of Harambee Stars contest for ball with Juary Marinho of Guinea Bissau during their Africa Cup Of Nations 2017 qualifier match at the Estadio 24 Setembro in Bissau on March 24, 2016. The Djurtus won the match 1-0 courtesy of Idrissa Camara’s goal. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

The Starlets confront the Walya Antelopes on October 6 at the ultra-modern Bahir Dar Stadium, located approximately 500 kilometres north of the capital Addis Ababa.

The team is expected to travel to Addis Ababa on October 6 for the first leg match against the host Ethiopia on October 10 before hosting them four days later in Nairobi for the second leg.

The Antelopes were hammered 5-0 by the Ghana in their opener before hitting Sierra Leone, the other group team 1-0 to revive their Afcon hopes.

The group is delicately balanced with all the four teams on four points.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers

Patrick Matasi (Tusker, Kenya), Farouk Shikalo ( Bandari, Kenya)

Defenders

Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers, Kenya), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Abud Omar (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), David Ochieng (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Erick Ouma (Vasalund, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA)

Midfielders

Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka, Kenya), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Ismael Gonzales (Las Palmas, Spain), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Anthony Akumu (Zesco, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Paul Were (FC Kaisar, Kazakhstan)

Forwards

Piston Mutamba (Sofapaka, Kenya), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Eric Johanna (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalund, Sweden)

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