Sébastien Migné Credit: Courtesy
Kenya Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne summoned 25 players to commence training for the AFCON and CHAN qualifiers Credit:

Kenya Harambee Stars will kick off preparations for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) duties.

Head coach Sébastien Migné named 25 locally based 25 players, 17 of whom will hold the first of their intended weekly training sessions on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies Grounds starting 9 am.

Francis Kahata, Philemon Otieno and Joash Onyango have been excused from Tuesday’s training session due to their parent club’s midweek commitment in the Kenyan Premier League.

Also excused from Tuesday’s session are Elvis Nandwa, Abdallah Hassan, Farouk Shikalo, Allan Wanga, and Benard Ochieng, who are based outside Nairobi.

The five will link up with the team in the following week.

Kenya takes on Ghana, away, in the final Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in March 2019 with the Harambee Stars having qualified.

Kenya will also take on Burundi in an African Nations Championships Qualifier (date to be announced by CAF in due course).

There are two goalkeepers from Kariobangi Sharks – Brian Bwire and John Oyemba as well as Bandari’s Farouk Shikalo.

Summoned players:

Goalkeepers: Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks), John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks), Farouk Shikalo (Bandari)

Defenders: Andrew Juma (Mathare United), David Owino (Mathare United), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Elvis Nandwa (Ulinzi Stars), Michael Kibwage (KCB), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United)

Midfielders: Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), Duke Abuya (Kariobangi Sharks), Roy Okal (Mathare United), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United), John Avire (Sofapaka), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka), Teddy Osok (Wazito FC), Whyonne Isuza (AFC Leopards), Jafari Owiti (AFC Leopards), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari)

Forwards: Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Piston Mutamba (Sofapaka), Allan Wanga (Kakamega HomeBoyz), David Juma (Tusker)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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