Harambee Stars head Coach Stanley Okumbi has named 11 foreign based players for two upcoming international games against Uganda and DRC Congo scheduled for Thursday March 23 and Sunday 26 March, 2017 respectively, at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
Johanna Omolo who recently helped Royal Antwerp to promotion to Belgium's top flight league has been factored in for the two games after close to a year out. He last featured in Okumbi's team in March 2016 in identical 1-0 losses to Guinea Bissau in third and fourth round 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Wanyama to lead the lot
Also called in for the two games are two left backs Abud Omar (Slava Sofia, Bulgaria) and Erick Ouma (FC Kolkheti, Georgia) as well as Zesco trio of Anthony Akumu, Jesse Were and David Owino.
David Ochieng of New York Cosmos, USA), and Chinese based pair of Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China) and Michael Olunga (Guizhou Zhicheng, China) have also received invites. Brian Mandela (Maritzburg, South Africa) and skipper Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England) are all in the plans for the game.
Earlier on, Okumbi had unveiled his 26-man local based list that were to start preparations in Machakos on Monday 19 March.
Complete list of called up players
David Okello (Tusker), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)
David Mwangi (Mathare United), Eugene Asike (Tusker), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Maurice Ojwang (Western Stima), Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Robinson Kamura (AFC Leopards), Sammy Meja (Thika United), Simon Mbugua (Posta Rangers), Abud Omar (Slava Sofia, Bulgaria), David Ochieng (New York Cosmos, USA), Erick Ouma (FC Kolkheti, Georgia), David Owino (Zesco, Zambia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg, South Africa)
Amos Asembeka (Sony Sugar), Benard Mang’oli (AFC Leopards), Erick Johanna (Un-attached), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), Humphrey Mieno (Tusker FC), Joseph Kuria (Posta Rangers), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Noah Wafula (Tusker FC), Ochieng Ovella (Kariobangi Sharks), Osborne Monday (Kariobangi Sharks), Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards), Anthony Akumu (Zesco, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Royal Antwerp, Belgium), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England).
Jeremiah Wanjala (Kakamega Homeboyz), Mark Makwatta (Ulinzi Stars) and Vincent Oburu, Jesse Were (Zesco, Zambia), Michael Olunga (Guizhou Zhicheng, China)