Harambee Stars head coach Stanley Okumbi has named his team that is set to take on Iraq and Thailand in October friendlies
Muguna retained, Marcelo back as Okumbi picks squad for October friendlies
By Zachary Oguda | Fri 22 Sep, 2017 13:42

Harambee Stars are set to take on Iraq and Thailand national teams on October 5 and October 8, 2017, respectively and in preparation for the matches, head Stanley Okumbi on Friday 22 September named the squad for the two assignments.

Okumbi has recalled Georgia based defender Erick Marcelo Ouma who missed Stars' last friendly game against Mozambique alongside Spain based Michael Olunga while captain Victor Wanyama, Ayub Timbe and Brian Mandela have all been left out. 

According to info on the federation's official portal, Wanyama, Timbe and Mandela are all nursing injuries with defender David Cheche Ochieng also missing due to issues to do with his travel documents.

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Johanna Omollo

Belgian based midfielder Johanna Omollo is also out due to club commitments.

Locally based players are set to report to camp on the evening of Sunday 1 October at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, before departure on October 2 while the foreign-based players will link up with the team in Iraq.

Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna retains his place in the team but his team mate George Odhiambo's name is missing as Masoud Juma joins Olunga, John Makwatta and Jesse Were in the striking department.

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Squad

Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia) 

Defenders 

Haron Shakava (Gor Mahia), Robinson Kamura (AFC Leopards), Simon Mbugua (Posta Rangers), David Owino (Zesco FC), Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Dennis Sikhayi (AFC Leopards), Abud Omar (Slava Sofia), Erick Ouma (Kolkheti Poti) 

Midfielders 

Anthony Akumu (Zesco FC), Ernest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Patilah Omoto (Kariobangi Sharks), Kenneth Muguna, (Gor Mahia), Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi FC), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars), Eric Johana Omondi (Vasalund’s FC), Boniface Muchiri (Tusker FC), Cliffton Miheso (Buildcon FC) 

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Strikers 

John Mark Makwata (Buildcon FC), Masud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Jesse Jackson Were (Zesco FC), Michael Olunga (Girona FC)

Technical Bench 

Haggai Azende (GoalKeepers Coach), Musa Otieno (Assistant Coach), Frank Ouna (Assistant Coach), Mikael Igendia (Strength and Conditioning), Stanley Okumbi (First Coach), Wycliff Omom (Team Doctor), Benson Kennedy Otieno (Kit Manager) Ismail Hussein (Team Manager)

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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