Gor, Sharks dominate Kenya Chan squad


Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group C - Kenya v Senegal - 30 ...
Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group C - Kenya v Senegal - 30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - July 1, 2019 Kenya coach Sebastien Migne REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

In Summary

  • Harambee Stars head coach Sébastien Migné has named the provisional squad for the upcoming Africa Nations Championships (Chan) qualifier against Tanzania
  • Migne has retained seven players who were in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) squad that returned to the country a week ago following their group stage exit at the competition

Harambee Stars head coach Sébastien Migné has named the provisional squad for the upcoming Africa Nations Championships (Chan) qualifier against Tanzania.

Migne has retained seven players who were in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) squad that returned to the country a week ago following their group stage exit at the competition.

Five Gor Mahia FC players have been named in the squad, more than any other Kenyan Premier League (KPL) team, with Wazito FC and Kariobangi Sharks contributing four players each.

The team is expected to report to camp on July 19, ahead of the first leg set to be played on July 28. The second leg will be played at the MISC Kasarani on August 4.

The aggregate winner of the two-legged qualifier will face off with either Ethiopia or Djibouti in the second and final qualifying round, to be played on a date set to be announced in due course.

The final tournament, reserved for players actively featuring in their respective national championships, has been scheduled for January 2020.

Kenya’s re-match against Tanzania comes after the Harambee Stars came out 3-2 winners in their Africa Cup of Nations Group C match played on June 27, 2019, at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.

 

CHAN PROVISIONAL SQUAD

Goalkeepers: John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks), James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars)

Defenders: Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia), Yusuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Benard Ochieng (Wazito), Mike Kibwage (KCB), Andrew Juma (Mathare United), David Owino (Mathare United)

Midfielders: Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka), Teddy Osok (Wazito), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Duke Abuya (Kariobangi Sharks), Patillah Omoto (Kariobangi Sharks), Paul Were (AFC Leopards), Samuel Onyango (Gor Mahia), Roy Okal (Mathare United), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards)

Forwards: John Avire (Sofapaka), Musa Masika (Wazito), Nicholas Kipkirui (Gor Mahia), Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Piston Mutamba (Wazito), Enosh Ochieng (Ulinzi Stars)

-Material sourced from FKF

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