Stars to miss Avire for Egypt clash


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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

  • Harambee Stars will be without striker John Avire when they lock horns with Egyptian Pharaohs in a 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier tomorrow.
  • According to Football Kenya Federation (FKF), Avire who was two months ago caught in a storm over unprocedural exit from Sofapaka FC will miss the clash due to “personal commitments”.
  • Meanwhile, Boniface Muchiri is expected to link up with the team today. Muchiri is the only player not to have joined the camp of the call-ups.

Harambee Stars will be without striker John Avire when they lock horns with Egyptian Pharaohs in a 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier tomorrow.

According to Football Kenya Federation (FKF), Avire who was two months ago caught in a storm over unprocedural exit from Sofapaka FC will miss the clash due to “personal commitments”.

Meanwhile, Boniface Muchiri is expected to link up with the team today. Muchiri is the only player not to have joined the camp of the call-ups.

The team continued polishing the rough edges ahead of tomorrow’s clash set for Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, starting at 7pm.

The Stars will then face Togo in their second qualifying match on Monday next week at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Meanwhile, Kenya have been handed a boost after t emerged that Egypt’s star-man Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of the game with an injury.

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), 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 (Tusker, Kenya), 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 Mark Makwatta (AFC Leopards, Kenya)

 

Report by FKF

 

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