Kenya confirm squad for AFCON qualifiers

Kenya confirm squad for AFCON qualifiers
Michael Olunga of Kenya

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Mar 21, 2021. 10:00

Kenya have confirmed a 27-man squad for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt and Togo.

Coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee has called on foreign-based stars such as Michael Olunga, Masud Juma, Anthony Akumu as well as Eric Ouma and Joseph Okumu.

The Harambee Stars will host the Pharaohs for a Group G Matchday 5 clash on 25 March, before facing Togo away in the last round of the qualifiers four days later.

Egypt, seven-time African champions, are in the driving seat of Group G with eight points, tied with second placed Comoros and five points ahead of third-placed Kenya, while Togo (one point) complete the quartet.


Kenya’s squad will assemble with locally-based players today (Sunday 21 March) before foreign-based stars begin arriving from Monday.

Kenya 27-man 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), Masud Juma (Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi, Morocco), Erick Kapaito (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Elvis Rupia (AFC Leopards).

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