NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya football team coach Stanley Okumbi has
named seven uncapped players in his squad of 26 for two
international friendlies against Uganda and the Democratic
Republic of Congo.
Kenya is scheduled
to play Uganda on March 23 and the Congolese three days later in
Nairobi with six others returning to the squad made up of local
Okumbi said on
Wednesday that foreign based players would be drafted to the
side during the next FIFA International Week.
Maurice Ojwang, Amos Asembeka, Moses Kuria, Samuel Onyango,
Jeremy Wanjala and Vincent Oburu are the new call ups eying
their first caps in Okumbi’s team.
Kenneth Muguna who
was named the domestic top flight Player of the Year for 2016
makes a comeback alongside Ovella Ochieng, David Mwangi, Sammy
Naija, Samuel Mbugua and Bernard Mangoli.
“A further list of
foreign-based players called up for the same will be availed in
due course as we don’t expect them to link up with the rest of
the squad until the commencement of the FIFA friendlies window,”
Executive, Robert Muthomi, said the Uganda game had been pushed
back by a day following consultations with their FUFA