USA-based ace Lawrence Olum, Azam's Ibrahim Shikanda, Paul Kiongera (KCB), Martin Imbalambala (AFC) and keeper Boniface Oluoch droppedUSA-based Lawrence Olum, Azam defender Ibrahim Shikanda, Paul Kiongera (KCB), Martin Imbalambala (AFC Leopards) and goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch (Tusker), have been axed from the Kenya squad for the Cecafa Challenge Cup.
Coach James Nandwa on Tuesday named a squad of 20 players for the regional tournament with Mathare United defender Anthony Kimani, who earned a late call-up, making the team.
Kenya have been pooled in Group "A" alongside debutantes South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia. Group "B" incorporates Sudan, Tanzania, Somalia and Burundi while Group "C" comprises Malawi, Rwanda, Zanzibar and Eritrea.
The tournament will kick-off on Saturday at Namboole Stadium in Kampala with Kenya taking on Uganda Cranes in the second match of the day.
Ethiopia, who will represent the East African region at the Afcon 2013, will play the opening match against South Sudan. Malawi have been incorporated into the tournament as guest team.
|Martin Musalia||Mathare United
|Anthony Kimani||Mathare United|
|David Owino||Gor Mahia|
|Patilla Omotto||Kariobangi Sharks|
|Bernard Mangoli||AFC Leopards|
|Paul Were||AFC Leopards|
|Clifford Miheso||Thika United|
|Kevin Omondi||Gor Mahia|
|Michael Baraza||AFC Leopards|
|Rama Salim||Gor Mahia|
|Edwin Lavasta||Gor Mahia|
|Victor Ochieng||AFC Leopards|
|Ken Odhiambo||Assistant Coach|
|Gabriel Olang'||Team Manager|
|Rizik Ziwa||Keeper Trainer|