Migne beefs up CHAN squad, calls up Wanyika


Migne beefs up CHAN squad, calls up Wanyika
Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne (C) instructs Whyvonne Isuza (L) and David Owino during team's morning training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) on February 19, 2019. .Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne has beefed up his goalkeeping department by handing a call up to Bandari FC shot stopper Michael Wanyika who has already reported to the national team's camp ahead for the Africa Nations Championship preparations.
  • Stars are in camp at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani polishing their edges ahead of a two-leg qualifier against Tanzania.
  • Harambee Stars will tackle the Taifa Stars in the first leg tie on July 28 in Tanzania's capital Dar es Salaam with the return leg slated on August 2 at Kasarani.

Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne has beefed up his goalkeeping department by handing a call up to Bandari FC shot stopper Michael Wanyika who has already reported to the national team’s camp for the Africa Nations Championship preparations.

Stars are in camp at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani polishing their edges ahead of a two-leg qualifier against Tanzania.

Harambee Stars will tackle the Taifa Stars in the first leg tie on July 28 in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam with the return leg slated on August 2 at Kasarani.

”We are very happy for Wanyika. He is a top goalkeeper and he has been phenomenal with our team despite getting few minutes last season in the shadow of Farouk Shikalo. It’s a challenge to other Bandari players to step up and show what they are capable of,” Bandari CEO Edward Odour told Citizen Digital on Tuesday.

Wanyika who joins teammate Abdallah Hassan who has been in the camp since July 19 and remains the first choice goalie for the dockers and is tipped to fill the void left by Farouk Shikalo who ditched the club to joinTanzanian giants Yanga SC.

On the other hand, the Bandari boss also revealed that the club is working on several transfer targets before the transfer window shuts.

After elimination in the group stages at the CECAFA tourney, Bandari head coach Bernard Mwalala was quoted saying he needs a top striker before the season kicks-off in August.

Asked on the same, Odour said: ” The window is still open. We are in the process of looking up for the players that the coach need. We have already acquired Danson Chetambe, Ismael Salim Dunga and Sofapaka’s Cliff Kasuti.”

With Shikalo gone and Abdallah Hassan’s future at the club still hanging in the balance after he went for trials in South Africa with  Maritzburg United, the club needs to strengthen their squad ahead of  a jam-packed season which will see them participate in CAF Confederations Cup as well as bid to bag a first ever KPL title which has eluded them in the last  two seasons despite coming agonizingly close.

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