Makwatta, Avire back for Harambee Stars


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Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group C - Kenya v Senegal - 30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - July 1, 2019 Kenya's Johanna Omolo and John Avire react after the match REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards striker John Mark Makwatta has been named in the Harambee Stars squad for the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Egypt and Togo
  • Makwatta is the most recent winner of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Player of the Month, enjoying some barnstorming form in his first season since returning to the KPL

AFC Leopards striker John Mark Makwatta has been named in the Harambee Stars squad for the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Egypt and Togo.

Makwatta is the most recent winner of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Player of the Month, enjoying some barnstorming form in his first season since returning to the KPL.

John Avire, who was the subject of a twisted transfer battle and who made a mark at the 2019 AFCON Finals, has also been called up.

Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has named the team’s squad for the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Egypt and Togo.

The coach has handed goalkeeper Patrick Matasi a recall after he was left out in Stars friendly match against Mozambique.

Influential AFC Leopards forward Mark Makwatta has also been handed a call up as has Kariobangi Sharks defender Daniel Sakari.

The team kicks off non-residential training on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in Nairobi. Stars will face Egypt on November 14, in Cairo, and Togo on November 19, 2019, at the MISC Kasarani.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (St. George SC, Ethiopia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya), Ian Otieno (Red Arrows, Zambia)

Defenders: Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Harun Shakava (Nkana, Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Daniel Sakari (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Hillary Wandera (Tusker, Kenya), Erick Ouma (Vasalunds IF, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (IF Elfsborg, Sweden), Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya)

Midfielders: Teddy Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Boniface Muchiri (Golden State Arrows, USA), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (FC Masr, Egypt), Erick Johanna Omondi (IF Brommapojkarma, Sweden), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya)

Forwards
Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Jesse Were (Zesco United, Zambia), John Avire (Sofapaka, Kenya), John Mark Makwatta (AFC Leopards, Kenya)

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