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Boost for Kenya Ahead Of Uganda Cranes Friendly

(From L, up) Kenya's defender Musa Mohammed, Kenya's midfielder Johanna Omollo, Kenya's defender Joseph Okumu, Kenya's forward Michael Olunga, Kenya's midfielder Victor Wanyama, Kenya's midfielder Dennis Odhiambo, Kenya's midfielder Ayub Timbe, Kenya's goalkeeper Patrick Matasi, Kenya's midfielder Philemon Otieno, Kenya's defender Abud Omar Sfantu pose for a photograph prior to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Group C football match between Kenya and Senegal at the 30 June Stadium in the Egyptian capital Cairo on July 1, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenya National football team, the Harambe Stars, has got a boost in their Squad ahead of the friendly match against Uganda Cranes.

Midfeilder Ayub Timbe who plays for Chinese side Beijing Renhe has already arrived in Kenya. He arrived on Wednesday afternoon.

Ayub who was very influential in Kenya’s 3-2 win against neighbours Tanzania in the concluded Afcon in Egypt, has joined other eight foreign-based players who are already in the camp, and these include;

Eric Johanna of Brommapojkarna in Sweden, Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Francis Kahata (Simba SC, Tanzania), Faruk Shikhalo (Yanga SC, Tanzania) and Eric Ouma (Vasalunds IF, Sweden), Jesse Were (Zesco United, Zambia), Patrick Matasi (St George SC, Ethiopia) and Cliff Nyakeya who recently joined Egyptian top-tier side FC Masr.

Kenya’s midfielder Ayub Timbe (L) fights for the ball with Tanzania’s defender Erasto Nyoni during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Kenya and Tanzania at the Stadium in Cairo on June 27, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The team however will miss the services of Team captain Victor Wanyama who requested not feature in the squad with reasons yet to be identified.

The friendly is scheduled on Sunday, September 8th at Moi International Sports Center in Kasarani.

The last international friendly between the two nations occurred on 27th March 2017 and it ended in a 1-1 draw.

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