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Harambee Stars coach Kimanzi calls up 25-man squad to begin preps for Egypt clash

Harambee Stars coach Kimanzi calls up 25-man squad to begin preps for Egypt clash

Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has called up a strong 25-man squad to start preparations for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifers against Egypt in November before playing Togo and Comoros in Group G.

Other players who missed the friendly against Mozambique  but have now been handed a recall include Eric Johanna, John Avire, Boniface Muchiri, and Johanna Omollo.

Yanga goalkeeper Farouk Shikalo, who featured in the friendly which Kenya lost 1-0, has been dropped alongside Gor Mahia’s midfielder Clifton Miheso.

The first and second round of matches will be played back-to-back between November 11 and 19, with the third and fourth round of matches scheduled for August 31-September 8 next year.

Kenya will welcome Comoros in the third round before visiting the island nation a week later for the return leg.

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

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

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