Coach Nandwa picks captain and AJ Auxerre striker Dennis Oliech for international friendly match against Jamaica's "Reggae Boyz" in the USA on August 25Stand-in Kenya tactician James Nandwa has drafted into the team four professionals ahead of the international friendly match against Jamaica in USA on August 25.
The foreign based players include goalkeeper Arnold Origi playing for Ulkisa in Norway, defender Brian Mandela plying his trade in South Africa with Sanlam Santos, Celtic midfielder Victor Mugubi Wanyama and captain Dennis Oliech currently wit French Ligue II side AJ Auxerre.
Nandwa told Goal.com that the pros will join the team directly from their bases. “We have already sought for their releases and we will have them joining the rest in USA.”
“It is a positive thing for us to participate in these Fifa friendly matches because we have to improve our Fifa Rankings as well as give these players exposure.”
Full Squad, Goalkeepers; Boniface Oluoch (Tusker FC), Jacktone Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Arnold Origi (Ulkisa- Norway).
Defenders; Edwin Wafula (AFC leopards), Clifton MIheso (Thika United), David Owino (Gor Mahia), Joseph Shikokoti (Tusker FC), Milton Milimo (KCB), Brian Mandela (Santos, SA).
Midfielders; Martin Imbalambala, Bernard Mang’oli (AFC Leopards), Stephen Ochollah (Ulinzi Stars), James Situma, Humphrey Mieno, Antony Kimani (Sofapaka), Francis Kahata (Thika United), Rama Salim (Gor Mahia), Victor Mugubi (Celtic- Scotland)
Strikers; John Baraza (Sofapaka), Evans Amwoka (Ulinzi Stars), Mungai Kiongera (KCB), Enock Agwanda (Sony Sugar), Dennis Oliech (Auxerre, France)
Officials; James Nandwa- Coach, Ken Odhiambo- Assistant, Cpt Joe Birgen- Team Manager, Sunil Shah- Keeper trainer, Dr. Wycliffe Makanga- Team Doctor and Bruce Juma- Physiotherapist.