The Harambee Stars will host the Pharaohs on Thursday and the previous ahead believes it’s a large alternative for brand spanking new gamers to shine

Former Sofapaka striker Ronald Okoth believes Harambee Stars coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee is tremendous courageous after leaving out influential gamers for his or her forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Kenya will host Egypt on Thursday, March 25 earlier than enjoying Togo 4 days later. In his squad for the 2 video games, the veteran tactician opted to go away out captain Victor Wanyama, Johanna Omolo, Eric Johanna, Brian Mandela, and Ayub Timbe. 

The 32-year-old believes it is a good alternative for different gamers to point out their potential for the group and cement their locations.

“Coach Mulee have to be tremendous courageous to go away out some vital and skilled gamers from his Harambee Stars provisional squad for our upcoming [Afcon] qualifiers,” Okoth tweeted.

“A troublesome name for any supervisor. A baptism of fireplace and a chance of a lifetime for those referred to as in to switch them.”

The brand new faces within the group embody goalkeeper Joseph Okoth, defenders Nahashon Alembi, and Harun Mwale. Midfielders Kevin Simiyu and Danson Chetambe have additionally been given a chance with strikers Elvis Rupia and Erick Kapaito making the record as nicely.

In the meantime, Kenya obtained a serious enhance on Monday with Michael Olunga’s arrival.

The Al Duhail striker joined his worldwide teammates for the primary time in additional than a 12 months since he was absent when the Harambee Stars took on Comoros in November and dropped key factors.

Olunga couldn’t journey for the double-header in opposition to the Islanders since there have been strict journey restrictions that have been carried out as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Kenya’s provisional squad:

Goalkeepers: Ian Otieno (Zesco United, Zambia), James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya), Joseph Okoth (KCB, Kenya)

Defenders: Joseph Okumu (IF Elfsborg, Sweden), Eric Ouma (AIK, Sweden), Joash Onyango (Simba, Tanzania), Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Nahashon Alembi (KCB, Kenya), Harun Mwale (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya), Daniel Sakari (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Baraka Badi (KCB, Kenya)

Midfielders: Anthony Akumu (Kaizer Chiefs), Duke Abuya (Nkana, Zambia), Cliff Nyakeya (Masr, Egypt), Duncan Otieno (Lusaka Warriors, Zambia), Lawrence Juma (Sofapaka, Kenya), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Kevin Simiyu (Nzoia Sugar, Kenya), Danson Chetambe (Bandari, Kenya), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), David Owino (KCB, Kenya), Kevin Kimani (Wazito, Kenya), Boniface Muchiri (Tusker, Kenya), Abdalla Hassan (Bandari, Kenya)

Forwards: Michael Olunga (Al-Duhail, Qatar), Masoud Juma (Difaa Hassani El Jadidi, Morocco), Erick Kapaito (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Elvis Rupia (AFC Leopards)

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