Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has included China based forward Ayub Timbe in his 30-man provisional squad that is set to face Sierra Leone in next month's African Cup of Nations Qualifier in Nairobi.
Apart from Timbe, the squad that largely comprises players who played a part in Kenya’s AFCON 2019 qualifiers against Ethiopia in October also has UAE based striker Masud Juma and England based midfielder Henry Ochieng who features for Braintree Town.
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Jonah Ayunga, who is yet to feature for the national tam despite call ups in the previous regime by coach Stanley Okumbi also has been handed a call up. The striker is currently in the books of English side Sutton United.
It is not clear if Sierra Leone will honor the game in Nairobi with Stars already planning a friendly clash in the FIFA window should the visitors who beat them in the first leg fixture fail to turn up. A win for Stars will see them make it to the African Cup of Nations for the first time since 2004.
Patrick Matasi (St Georges, Ethiopia), Farouk Shikalo (Bandari, Kenya), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya)
Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United, South Africa), David Ochieng (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Abud Omar (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Erick Ouma (Vasalund, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United, Kenya), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya)
Ismael Gonzalez (Las Palmas, Spain), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Anthony Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Eric Johanna (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Paul Were (FC Kaisar, Kazakhstan), Henry Ochieng (Braintree Town, England), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Hassan Abdallah (Bandari, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United, Kenya), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka, Kenya)
Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Jonah Ayunga (Sutton United, England), Masud Juma (Aj Fujairah, UAE), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalund, Sweden), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz, Kenya), Piston Mutamba (Sofapaka, Kenya)