Stars name squad for Cecafa duty


Harambee Stars players during their evening training session at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on November 9, 2016. ...
(FILE)Harambee Stars players during their evening training session at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on November 9, 2016. Stars are preparing for International friendly match against Mozambique on November 12, 2016. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

Harambee Stars technical bench has called 25 players to camp ahead of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup which begins on December 3.

Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia has produced the highest number of players to the squad at seven

Notably, there are three new call-ups ​to the team, among them, Gor’s  Wellington Ochieng, Lawrence Juma of Kariobangi Sharks and Benjamin Mosha of Sony Sugar.

The Stars begin their Cecafa campaign on December 3 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu against guest team Libya.

Kepha Aswani of AFC Leopards
(FILE)Kepha Aswani in AFC Leopards  colours. He makes a come-back to the squad

At the same time, Patillah Omotto of Kariobangi Sharks, Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt FC​), Whyvonne Issuza (AFC Leopards,) Omar Mbongi (Ulinzi Stars) and his teammate Stephen Waruru have made comebacks to the national team​.​

The  Challenge Cup  will​ run for two weeks from December 3 -17. ​​

Three venues – the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, Kisumu County Stadium and the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru- will host the matches, while the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani and  the Mumias Sports Complex have been put on standby.

Belgian Paul Put shortly after being unveiled as the new Harambee Stars coach by his boss, Nick Mwendwa in Mombasa.PHOTO/CITIZEN
Belgian Paul Put shortly after being unveiled as the new Harambee Stars coach by his boss, Nick Mwendwa in Mombasa.PHOTO/CITIZEN

Goalkeepers

Boniface, Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Gabriel Andika (AFC Leopards), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)

Defenders

Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Charles Momanyi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Dennis Shikhayi (AFC Leopards), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Harun Shakava (Gor Mahia), Wellington Ochieng (Gor Mahia), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Omar Mbongi (Ulinzi Stars)

Midfielders

Ernest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Whyvonne Issuza (AFC Leopards), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Ovellah Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Lawrence Juma (Nzoia Sugar)

Strikers

Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Masoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars), Benjamin Mosha (Sony Sugar).

 

Reports by Charity Wanja and John Kyanda 

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