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Afcon: Kenya Name 19 Home-based Stars for Ghana Qualifier

Coach Sébastien Migné has included 19 players drawn from the Kenyan domestic premier league in his provisional 38-man roster to face Ghana.

The East Africans have begun preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier game against Ghana set to be played on 8th September at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.
Migne, who was appointed the Harambee Stars’ coach in May this year, named nineteen home-based players to join 19 other foreign-based stars.

Featuring prominently in the list is Bandari FC custodian Farouk Shikalo, who has kept the most clean-sheets in this season’s top-tier league.

Also headlining the list is former Mathare United goal-poacher Eric Johanna who has taken the Sweden second tier topflight by storm with his scoring prowess.

Conspicuously missing is Zambia-based left winger Clifton Miheso while Paul Were and Belgium-based Johanna Omollo make a welcome return to the national team.

Kenya have come up against the Black Stars 8 times, with the West Africans emerging victorious on four occasions with two matches drawn.

Harambee Stars’ only win against Ghana came in an international friendly match in 2003 played at Accra Sports Stadium.

Local based players will assemble in camp on September 2, 2018 with their foreign-based counterparts scheduled to link up with the team starting September 3, 2018.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia will host Sierra Leone in the other Group F encounter on Friday, September 9.

The 32nd edition of the tournament is set to be held in Cameroon between 12 January and 3 February 2019.

Kick-off is at 15:00 (EAT).

Harambee Stars squad


Ian Otieno (Red Arrows, Zambia), Patrick Matasi (Tusker), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks), Farouk Shikalo (Bandari)


Brian Mandela (Maritzburg, South Africa), David Owino (Zesco, Zambia), Joseph Okumu (AFC Ann Arbor, USA), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Erick Ouma (Vasalund, Sweden), David Ochieng (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Abud Omar (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia) Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United)


Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Mc Donald Mariga (Real Oviedo, Spain), Clifton Miheso (Buildcon FC, Zambia), Paul Were (FC Kaisar, Kazakhstan), Ismael Gonzales (CF Fuenlabrada, Spain), Eric Johanna (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Anthony Akumu (Zesco, Zambia), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Samuel Onyango (Gor Mahia)


Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalund, Sweden), Jesse Were (Zesco, Zambia), Masud Juma (Un-attached), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari), Piston Mutamba (Sofapaka) and Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz).

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