Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has named his preliminary 30-man squad that will pitch camp in France ahead of 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The team will camp in France for three weeks after which seven players will be dropped from the final squad before the team flies to Egypt for biannual tournament.
The team will be led by Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Victor Wanyama, who is currently preparing to face Liverpool in the Uefa Champions League final.
Other key players in the team include Michael Olunga, Musa Mohamed, Eric Johanna, Francis Kahata, Brian Mandela and David Owino.
China based winger Ayub Timbe returns to the team after shaking off his knee injury.
Surprise inclusion include, USA based Joseph Okumu, AFC Leopards midfielder Whyvonne Isuza and Portugal based Clifton Miheso and Sofapaka’s John Avire.
Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (St. Georges, Ethiopia), Faruk Shikhalo (Bandari FC, Kenya), John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)
Defenders: Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia-Kenya), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC-Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia-Kenya), Abud Omar (Sepsi Sfântu România), David Owino (Zesco United-Zambia), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United-Kenya), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United-South Africa), Erick Ouma (Vasalund IF-Sweden), Joseph Okumu
Midfielders: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs-England), Anthony Akumu (Zesco United-Zambia), Eric Johanna (IF Bromma-Sweden), Ismael Gonzalez (UD Las Palmas-Spain), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia-Kenya), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka FC-Kenya), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge-Belgium), Christopher Mbamba (Oskarshamns AIK-Sweden), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Clifton Miheso (Portugal)
Forwards: Paul Were (AFC Leopards-Kenya), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe-China), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol-Japan), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz-Kenya), John Avire (Sofapaka), Masud Juma (Libya), Ochieng Ovella (IF Vasalund, Sweden)
Story by Teya Kevin, TUKO Correspondent.
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