Kenyans hope for Wanyama, Calabar ahead of Ghana tie
Victor Wanyama racing against time to be fully fit for Kenya vs Ghana tie
The involvement of Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama and his deputy David ‘Calabar’ Odhiambo in next month’s 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana in Nairobi remains a matter of mystery and Kenyans can only hope the two will be available.
Wanyama only returned to first team training last week after being out for close to a month with a recurrence of his knee injury while Odhiambo is yet to start full training with his side Zesco United.
Football Kenya Federation Chief Nick Mwendwa is hopeful that the two will be available and says he is yet to receive any objections from their clubs.
“We will wait to see but definitely our hope is that they will be there. I have heard that he has started full training so that is good news for us. We will see over the coming days what comes off it but the coach will make a decision on whether he plays full or not,” Mwendwa said.
The team is already without Ayub Timbe and Brian mandela who are suspended for the tie. While Timbe is in top form in China, Mandela has just returned to training after recovering from injury.
Hehad also been called up by head coach Sebastien Migne for observation, but as it is, he will not honor the invite as he steps up recovery at his South Africa base.