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Olunga Headlines Kenya Squad For Comoros Double-header

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2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group G

On-form striker Michael Olunga headlines Kenya Harambee Stars squad for Comoros double-header next month.

Kenya will play host to Comoros at MISC Kasarani on November 11, 2020 under floodlights before the second leg on November 15, 2020 in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group G.

New Harambee Stars coach Jacob “Ghost” Mulee, who recently reolaced Francis Kimanzi, has named the provisional squad today.

Olunga has been firing on all cylinders for Kashiwa Reysol in Japanese League where is he is the top-scorer. On Saturday, he scored his 23rd goal from as many league games this season in Kashiwa’s 2-1 loss to Gamba Osaka.

The Kenyans will be hoping that the forward can replicate his performance when they face Comoros.

Having made his National team debut in March 2015 against Seychelles, Olunga has been one of the main pillars for the Kenyan side that has blown hot and cold in recent memory.

In the ongoing 2021 AFCON campaign, he scored an equaliser as Kenya picked a hard fought draw against Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria last year.

Finnish-based goalkeeper Arnold Origi, Captain Victor Wanyama (Montreal Impact, Major League Soccer), Belgium based Johanna Omollo are some of the big names in the team.

Local-based players are expected to kick off non-residential training on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, FKF has said, with the team expected to be trimmed to the final 20.

The Squad.

Goalkeepers
Arnold Origi (HIFK, Finland), Robert Mboya (Tusker, Kenya), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Ian Otieno (Zesco United, Zambia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya)

Defenders
Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Brian Mandela (Unattached), Joash Onyango (Simba, Tanzania), Daniel Sakari (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya) Andrew Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Mike Kibwage (Sofapaka, Kenya), Joseph Okumu (Elfsborg, Sweden), Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Baraka Badi (KCB, Kenya), David Owino (Zesco United, Zambia), Hillary Wandera (Tusker, Kenya), Eric Ouma (AIK, Sweden), David Owino (Mathare United, Kenya)

Midfielders
Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Victor Wanyama (Impact Montreal, Canada), Ismael Gonzalez (UD Las Palmas, Spain), Eric Johanna Omondi (Jonkoping’s Sodra, Sweden), Cliff Nyakeya (Masr FC, Egypt), Antony Akumu (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Musa Masika (Wazito, Kenya), Bonface Muchiri (Tusker, Kenya) Lawrence Juma (Sofapaka, Kenya), Johanna Omolo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Ayub Timbe (Unattached), Peter Thion’go (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Hassan Abdallah (Bandari, Kenya), Elli Asieche (Sofapaka, Kenya), Mathew Olake (Unattached), Moses Mudavadi (Kakamega Homeboyz, Kenya), Austin Odhiambo (AFC Leopards, Kenya)

Forwards
Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Benson Omala (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Masud Juma (JS Kabylie, Algeria), John Avire (Tanta FC, Egypt), Oscar Wamalwa (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya)

Reserves
Dennis Sikhayi (Wazito, Kenya), James Kinyanjui (Mathare United, Kenya)

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