Harambee Stars head coach Engin Firat believes the country should have a better scouting system to tap into players who are available to play for the country.
Most nations in the West and North Africa have had a tendency of calling up players who trace their roots back to their countries and Friat recommends the same for Kenya as he thinks the players have an advantage owing to their experience in junior national teams in the European nations.
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“We need a better scouting system to find players who are available to play for Kenya and convince them early to do so. These players have an advantage because some of them have played even in European national teams at junior levels so they are tactically and mentally ready. Other African countries are doing this and we need to do the same,” Firat is quoted by the Federations portal.
Firat was speaking after calling up Danish-born defender Daniel Anyembe and Norwegian-based striker Alfred Scriven their first invites to the Harambee Stars fold ahead of the country’s friendly against Iran later in the month.
Firat also revealed that St. Mirren striker Jonah Ayunga is in his plans and only missed a call-up this time owing to the injury that ruled him out for the rest of the season.
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