Murmur as Harambee Stars begin camp ahead of remaining WC qualifier games

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Harambee Stars begin training today ahead of their last two FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 African qualifying games.

The national team is set to play against East African counterparts Uganda and Rwanda.

This is despite the fact that Kenya is already out of contention for a spot in the next round of the qualifiers.

Kenya’s failure to win a match in their last four outings dimmed their hopes of proceeding to the next round.


No Kariobangi Sharks as Engin Firat unveils Harambe Stars squad for Uganda, Rwanda WCQ

But Harambee Stars have so far managed two draws and two loses in Group E.

The Engin Firat led team will play Uganda on Thursday, before hosting Rwanda at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.

Last week, Firat named the squad ahead of the training that begins today.

Below are the players on call-up:


Coach Engin named Ian Otieno (Zesco, Zambia), Brian Bwire (Tusker), James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars) and Gad Mathews (Gor Mahia) as goal keepers in his squad.


Stanley Okumu (KAA Gent, Belgium), Abud Omar (AEL Larissa, Greece), Eric Ouma (AIK, Sweden) and Bolton Omwenga (Kagera Sugar, Tanzania) will appear as defenders.

Others areEugene Asike (Tusker), Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito) and Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia).


In the midfield, Engin Firat named Amos Nondi (Dilagori, Georgia), Richard Odada (Redstar Belgrade, Serbia), Anthony Wambani (Vasalunds, Sweden), Kenneth Muguna (Azam, Tanzania) and Alwyn Tera (FC Ararat, Armenia).

The Harambee Stars coach also named Anthony Akumu (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Wilkins Ochieng (Club Brugge), Michael Mutinda (KCB) and Duke Abuya (Kenya Police).

Others are Timothy Ouma (Nairobi City Stars), Eric Johanna Omondi (Jonkopings, Sweden), Boniface Muchiri (Tusker) and Abdallah Hassan (Bandari).


In his attack, Engin Firat called Michael Olunga (Al Duhail, Qatar), Masud Juma (Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi, Morocco), with Ismael Dunga (Sagan Tosu, Japan) closing the list.


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