Okumbi (centre) is in charge of the Kenya U-23 team Credit: Courtesy
  • Wednesday March 22, 2017
  • Uganda Vs Kenya – Nyayo stadium @ 4pm
Humphrey Mieno in action for Tusker. Credit: File Photo

Tusker’s Humphrey Mieno leads the cast of players summoned by Kenya Harambee Stars’ Coach Stanley Okumbi for the international friendly match against Uganda Cranes.

The Kenyans host the Cranes on Wednesday, March 22 at Nyayo stadium in a friendly before they also face DR Congo four days later.

The 26-man squad has a number of new faces but Mieno, Gor Mahia’s trio of goalkeeper Boniface Olouch, Musa Muhammad and Francis Kahata are some of the key names on the team.

The team is expected to be joined by foreign based stars, among others Victor Wanyama, David Owino, Jesse Were and Michael Olunga before the two games.

Uganda and Kenya last met in an international friendly last year at Namboole and the game ended goalless.

The two nations are preparing for the 2019 AFCNON qualifiers which get underway in June this year.

Full Team

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

Defenders: 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).

Midfielders: 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).

Strikers: Jeremiah Wanjala (Kakamega Homeboyz), Mark Makwatta (Ulinzi Stars) and Vincent Oburu

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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