Wanyama, Mariga included for Stars friendlies
Harambee Stars c oach Migne has called up 24 players for Kenya versus Swaziland and Kenya vs Equatorial Guinea friendlies in Nairobi
Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama and his elder brother MacDonald Mariga have been included in head coach Sebastien Migne's squad of 24 players ahead of friendly matches against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea to be played on 25th May and 28th May respectively at the Kasarani Stadium.
The two are part of a group of five foreign-based players included in the squad. Others are Ismail Gonzalez, Massoud Juma and Ayub Timbe. Michael Olunga has requested to be excused from the two games due to club commitment but will be ready for the four-nation tournament in India.
Migne has also put nine players on standby should any injury arise.
Among those called up include Gor Mahia's Philemon Otieno who has been impressive playing as a makeshift right back for the Kenyan Champions.
Humphrey Mieno and the unattached former Gor duo of Musa Mohammed and Erick Ouma have also been included.
“We have called up 24 players to camp, both local and foreign-based,” Migné told FKF website.
“However, as a precautionary measure and more so because football is a contact sport, we have named an additional nine reserve players who will not report to camp but may be called upon to replace any of the 24 in case of injuries or any other unforeseeable situation,” added the coach.
“We had called Olunga but had to replace him when it became evident he would not make it for the two matches,” said Migné.
The team starts training on Monday and will travel to India for an invitational four nation tournament after the two friendly games in Nairobi.
Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars)
Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Musa Mohammed (Unnatached), Harun Shakava (Gor Mahia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Bolton Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks), Michael Kibwage (AFC Leopards), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia), Eric Ouma (KF Tirana)
Ismael Gonzalez (CF Fuenlabrada, Spain), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), McDonald Mariga (Real Oviedo, Spain), Ayub Timbe (Heilongjiang, China), Humphrey Mieno (Gor Mahia), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards)
Masud Juma (Cape Town City, South Africa), Pistone Mutamba (Wazito FC)
Michael Olunga (Girona FC, Spain), Marvin Omondi (AFC Leopards), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Dennis Sikhayi (AFC Leopards), Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United), Jafari Owiti (AFC Leopards), Robert Arot (Nakuru All Stars), Geoffrey Shiveka (Kariobangi Sharks), Chrispin Oduor (Mathare United)