-- Kenya will be without their
captain and English Premier League (EPL) side Tottenham
Hotspur star, Victor Wanyama for their three
international week friendlies next week.
withdrew from the squad that will play Mozambique, Togo
and Mauritania as he struggles to recover fully from a
niggling ankle injury.
captain played the full 90 minutes for Spurs in their
defeat to EPL champions Chelsea at Wembley last weekend
having featured for only 10 during their 2-0 victory at
Newcastle United FC in the opening fixture of the
included in the 15-man foreign based squad announced by
Kenya head coach, Stanley Okumbi on Tuesday but it is
understood he will turn down his latest call-up to focus
on regaining his match fitness after a poor pre-season.
influential captain, Okumbi has many options in midfield
from his preliminary squad of 51.
At the same
time, former first choice keeper, Arnold Origi who was
recalled to the side by Okumbi is a doubtful having
acquired Norwegian citizenship.
plays for Lillestrom SK last featured for Stars 17
months ago in their opening 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
qualifier before being frozen out of the squad under a
cloud of controversy.
absence, his application for Norwegian citizenship
sailed through and the keeper is expected to issue a
statement clarifying on his status after Okumbi called
him up in the Kenyan team.
Divock Origi, plays as a striker for EPL giants
Liverpool FC having declared for Belgium where he was
born to retired Kenyan international forward, Mike Origi
scheduled to play the three friendlies during the FIFA
International week from next Tuesday to Sept. 4 in