Okumbi gives out instructions during a past training session. The coach has summoned 26 local based players for Angola friendly
Waruru back as Okumbi summons 26 for Angola duty
By Zachary Oguda | Thu 18 May, 2017 15:51

Ulinzi Stars and the current Kenyan Premier League (KPL) top scorer Stephen Waruru is back in the national team fold after being named as part of the 26 local based players ahead of the country's friendly match against Angola scheduled for June 4, 2017, at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Okumbi has retained the same keepers he had called to camp in the country's last friendly tie against Malawi but tinkered with the defence with a call up for Tusker FC's Marlon Tangauzi who has been a key cog in the Brewers current form where they have won their last five games.

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Ochieng Ovella

There is a return too for Kariobangi Sharks young winger Ochieng Ovella who is joined by teammates Bolton Omwenga, Pascal Ogweno, and Masoud Juma.  League leaders Gor Mahia will be represented by keeper Boniface Oluoch, Harun Shakava, Musa Mohammed, Ernest Wendo and Kenneth Muguna.  Apart from Waruru, Ulinzi Stars will have James Saruni, Daniel Waweru and Samuel Onyango in the national team fold. 

The National Super League (NSL) will be represented by Wazito's Joseph Waithera.

The team, which will camp in Machakos ahead of the international friendly is expected to report to camp on May 28, 2017, beginning 4 pm.

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Full Squad

Goalkeepers

Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)

Defenders

Bolton Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks), Haron Shakava (Gor Mahia), Titus Achesa (Posta Rangers), Jockins Otieno Atudo (Posta Rangers), Mayeko Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Pascal Ogweno (Kariobangi Sharks), Robinson Mwangi Kamura (AFC Leopards), Simon Mbugua (Posta Rangers), Wilkison Marlon Tangauzi (Tusker)

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Midfielders

Ovella Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Daniel Waweru (Ulinzi Stars), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Ernest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Jackson Macharia (Tusker), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars), Victor Majid (Chemelil Sugar)

Strikers

Boniface Muchiri (Sony Sugar), Daniel Mwaura (Mathare United), Joseph Waithera (Wazito FC), Masita Masuta (Nzoia Sugar), Masoud Musa (Kariobangi Sharks)

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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