Harambee Stars players parades for a photo session before their game against Zambia
England based pros among new faces in Harambee Stars squad
By Samuel Gacharira | Fri 05 Aug, 2016 14:23

Harambee Stars head coach Stanley Okumbi has named new faces in his 40 man squad to take on Uganda on August 30 in an international friendly as well as Zambia in a Group E Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier to be played on September 3. 

Gor Mahia teenage sensation Amos Nondi gets his maiden call up to the senior team where he will be joined by new kid on the block at AFC Leopards Jack Bruno. On song Western Stima midfielder Kenneth Muguna also makes the cut after an impressive second leg performance for the powermen.

Nakumatt fullback Nicholas Meja, who has been impressive in the National Super League (NSL), gets his first call up and so is Muhoroni Youth's Yusuf Mohammed. 

Las Palmas midfielder Ismail Gonzalez also gets a slot in the team that also has 21-year old Joshua Kipkemboi Lelan formerly with Northampton Town and 19-year old Jonah Ayunga of Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion. 

AFC Leopards duo of John Ndirangu and Bernard Mangoli, Nakumatt's Peter Nzuki also make a return to the national team while Sony Sugar's Masoud Juma also gets a nod in the attacking front. 

Goalkeepers: Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Ian Otieno (AFC Leopards), David Okello (Tusker)

Defenders: Nicholas Meja (Nakumatt), Eric Ouma, Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United), David Ochieng (New York Cosmos), David Owino (Zesco United), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Eugene Asike (Tusker), Joseph Okumu (Chemelil Sugar), Yusuf Mohammed (Muhoroni Youth), Mohammed Shariff (Bandari), Joshua Kipkemboi Lelan (formerly with Northampton Town), Aboud Omar (Slavia Sofia)

Midfielders: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham HotSpurs), Ali Abondo (Ajax Capetown), Mike Madoya (Zoo Kericho), Baron Oketch, Amos Nondi, Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), Michael Mutinda, Eugene Mukangula (Thika United), Clifton Miheso (Golden Arrows), Peter Nzuki (Nakumatt), Bernard Mangoli, John Ndirangu (AFC Leopards), Victor Majid (Chemelil Sugar), Eric Johanna (Mathare United), Anthony Akumu (Zesco United), Ayub Timbe (Lierse), Kenneth Muguna (Western Stima), Ismael Gonzalez (Las Palmas)

Strikers: Michael Olunga (Djurgardens), Jesse Were (Zesco United), Jonah Ayunga (Brighton and Hove Albion), Masoud Juma (Sony Sugar), Mark Makwatta (Ulinzi Stars), Jack Bruno (AFC Leopards)

Local based players are set to report to camp at the Moi International Sports Centre (MISC), Kasarani to start preparations with the foreign legion expected to link up with the rest of the squad a week to the international assignment. 

Samuel Gacharira
Samuel Gacharira
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