Japan-based striker Ismael Dunga is among the new faces in the Harambee Stars provisional squad named by coach Engin Firat for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Uganda and Rwanda.
Dunga is joined by Belgium-based Wilkins Ochieng and Nairobi City Stars’ Timothy Ouma who have been handed debut calls ups. There is a return for Swedish-based Eric Johanna and Anthony Akumu in the team with KCB’s Michael Mutinda and Philemon Otienoaslo making a comeback.
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Stars are scheduled to kick off residential training on November 6, 2021, in Nairobi and will be up against Uganda on November 11, 2021, at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende, and host Rwanda on November 15, 2021, at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Goalkeepers: Ian Otieno (Zesco, Zambia), Brian Bwire (Tusker), James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars), Gad Mathews (Gor Mahia)
Defenders: Stanley Okumu (KAA Gent, Belgium), Abud Omar (AEL Larissa, Greece), Eric Ouma (AIK, Sweden), Bolton Omwenga (Kagera Sugar, Tanzania), Eugene Asike (Tusker), Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia)
Midfielders: Amos Nondi (Dilagori, Georgia), Richard Odada (Redstar Belgrade, Serbia), Anthony Wambani (Vasalunds, Sweden), Kenneth Muguna (Azam, Tanzania), Alwyn Tera (FC Ararat, Armenia), Anthony Akumu (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Wilkins Ochieng (Club Brugge), Michael Mutinda (KCB), Duke Abuya (Kenya Police), Timothy Ouma (Nairobi City Stars), Eric Johanna Omondi (Jonkopings, Sweden), Boniface Muchiri (Tusker), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari)
Forwards: Michael Olunga (Al Duhail, Qatar), Masud Juma (Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi, Morocco), Ismael Dunga (Sagan Tosu, Japan)