Final Harambee Stars squad named ahead of match against Uganda

The World Cup Qualifier will kick off tomorrow.

Kenya's national team starting lineup, Back FLTR: Victor, Wanyama, Stanley Okumu, Johanna Ochieng, Ian Aubery, Samuel Ouma, Michael Olunga. Front FLTR: Eric Omondi, ,Samuel Omondi, Joash Onyango, Lawrence Ochieng and Cliff Nyakeya prior to their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match against Togo in Nairobi on November 18, 2019. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP) (Photo by TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images)

Harambee Stars head coach Engin Firat has chosen his final squad of 2021, for the World Cup qualifiers away to Uganda.

The Turkish national named rookie Nairobi City Stars Midfielder Timothy “Babu” Ouma Armenia-based Alwyn Tera and Georgia-based Amos Nondi, as well as the returning duo of Anthony Akumu and Eric Johanna.

The team jetted out to Entebbe today morning and is expected to hold its final training session later in the evening ahead of tomorrow’s derby.

Kickoff has been slated for 4 pm at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Final Squad

Goalkeepers; Brian Bwire, Ian Otieno, James Saruni

Defenders: Joseph Okumu, Musa Mohamed, Abud Omar, Johnstone Omurwa, David Ochieng, Eric Ouma

Midfielders: Amos Nondi, Abdallah Hasan, Richard Odada, Anthony Wambani, Kenneth Muguna, Duke Abuya, Alwyn Tera, Anthony Akumu, Cliff Nyakeya, Eric Johanna Omondi, Timothy Ouma, Samuel Onyango, Clifton Miheso

Forwards: Michael Olunga, Ismael Dunga

Dead-rubber game for Kenya

Sitting second in Group E with 8 points, Uganda must beat Kenya and Mali to reach the final play-off round of the road to Qatar 2022.

Michael Olunga, the Harambee Stars captain warned that although Kenya are not in contention to qualify, the boys will play their hearts out against the Cranes.

“Although we don’t stand a chance of qualifying for the World Cup, we are going to represent Kenya. So, we have our nation to make proud,” Olunga stated.

“We are also trying to come back from the setback we suffered against Mali. We will try to be much more positive in these two encounters and finish on a high,” Olunga concluded.

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