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Sofapaka goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng is primed to guard the posts while captain Anthony Kimani will be at right back, Mieno to support Baraza upfront

Kenya team Harambee Stars completed their last training session at the Kyambogo University in Kampala on Friday ahead of the eagerly anticipated opening Cecafa clash against hosts Uganda Cranes on Saturday.
 
Goal.com can exclusively reveal that coach James Nandwa will hand Gor Mahia's David Owino and Sofapaka's Abdalla Juma their debut's against the tournament's defending champions.

Sofapaka keeper Duncan Ochieng is primed to guard the posts. Team captain Anthony Kimani will be at right back while the opposite slot will be filled by Juma.

Tusker's Joakins Atudo and Gor Mahia's David Owino will occupy the two central defensive slots. In central midfield,  Tusker's David Ochieng will partner team vice-captain Brian Mangoli with Anthony Kimani and Clifton Miheso, who scored when Kenya beat Botswana in a friendly match earlier this year set to occupy either wing.

Humphrey Mieno will play as a support striker to lethal AFC Leopards striker Mike Baraza. Coach Nandwa will be seeking to hand Cranes coach Bobby Williamson his first defeat in seven competitive matches against Kenya.

The duel will be played at the 45,000 seater Namboole stadium.

Kenya's starting line-up: Duncan Ochieng', Kimani (c), Juma, Atudo, Owino, Ochieng, Mangoli, Anthony Kimani, (Sofapaka), Miheso, Mieno, Baraza.


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