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Gor Mahia recall players from Harambee Stars camp

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Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have recalled seven of its players from Harambee Stars’ camp with immediate effect for league assignment.

According to Lordvick Aduda, the club’s CEO, they want the payers back within the club’s program for Wednesday’s league fixture away to Sony Sugar at Kisumu’s Kenyatta Stadium.

The seven namely skipper Haron Shakava, Joash Onyango, Humprey Mieno, Francis Kahata, Phillemon Otieno, George Odhiambo and Boniface Oluoch have been with the national side for two friendlies against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea.

“We write to appreciate the fact that national team coach found it appropriate to enlist the services of several of our team players in the current national team squad. We did release players as requested.

“We wish to recall all the players to join the rest of the team immediately to prepare for the forthcoming pending crucial league match scheduled for 30th May 2018 against Sony in Kisumu.

“We wish to further state that in view of our pending Confederation Cup matches, the technical bench have advised that all players should be available for training and preparations as a unit,” Aduda wrote to Football Kenya Federation.

Apart from the warm-ups, Stars under French coach Sebastien Migne are shaping up for “Hero International Cup” invitational tournament in India starting 1st June 2018.

Hosts India, New Zealand, Kenya and Cinese Taipei will grace the four-team tournament which ends on 10th June.

Gor on the other hand apart from the league game have “SportPesa Super Cup” to defend starting Sunday 3rd June in Nakuru.

From Kisumu they will head straight to Egarton, Rift Valley where they will camp in preparation for the lucrative competition.

The eight-team tournament is sponsored by betting giants SportPesa, who are also the sponsor of four teams taking part in the competition which guarantees the winner $30,000 prize money and a chance to play Premier League side Everton in the UK.

The teams include Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, KK Homeboyz, Kariobangi Sharks (Kenya), Simba SC, Yanga SC, Singida United and Jeshi La Kujenga Nchi (Tanzania).

Gor’s season has  been one of the busiest as they juggle playing in the KPL, the CAF Confederation Cup and other tournaments.

 

About Bonface Osano

African Football Writer contributing @Soka25east | Commentator; appeared on @MySoccerAfrica, @KweseSports, @ntvkenya, others | Keen follower of African Football. E-mail: bonfaceosano@gmail.com

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