By Samuel Ouma
Kenya’s coach Engin Firat has named a 27-man squad for the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Uganda and Rwanda.
Firat has handed the first call to Georgio-based Amos Nondi, Timothy Ouma of Nairobi City Stars, and Belgium-based Wilkins Ochieng.
Michael Mutinda (Kenya Commercial Bank), Anthony Akumu (Kaizer Chiefs), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia), Eric Johanna, Sweden-based Anthony Wambani, and Ismael Dunga of Sagan Tosu have made a return to the team.
Consequently, Spain-based midfielder Ismael Gonzalez, David Owino (Napsa Stars), Simba SC defender Joash Onyango and Henry Meja (AIK) have been dropped from the squad.
Harambee Stars will take on Uganda on November 11 before hosting Rwanda three days later.
Ian Otieno (Zesco, Zambia), Brian Bwire (Tusker), James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars), Gad Mathews (Gor Mahia)
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)
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)
Michael Olunga (Al Duhail, Qatar), Masud Juma (Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi, Morocco), Ismael, Dunga (Sagan Tosu, Japan)