Henri Michel missing in action as deputy Nandwa picks squad for Burundi match

Goal.com has reliably learnt that Kenya FA is considering Nandwa to guide Stars against Burundi following a stand-off with the French tactician

Newly appointed Harambee Stars assistant coach James Nandwa has included five players from the squad that did duty at the recently concluded Cecafa tournament, to the team that is preparing for the African Nations Championships qualifiers.

Custodian Duncan Ochieng', defenders Abdalla Juma and David Ochieng', plus forwards Paul Were and Edwin Lavatsa have been called up to the team that is set to face Burundi away on Sunday.

This move is likely to fuel speculation that Nandwa - who led a select Kenya side to the finals of the just concluded regional Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup competition - is set to take full charge of the Kenyan squad for the Bujumbura assignment.

Goal.com has reliably learnt that Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is seriously considering Nandwa to guide Stars against Burundi, following a yet to be revealed stand-off with head coach Henri Michel.

The team is expected to depart for the first leg of the assignment on Thursday.

The African Nations Championships is a newly introduced continental tournament, currently in its third edition, that is a preserve of players featuring in their respective local leagues.

Name Club
Duncan Ochieng Sofapaka
Boniface Oluoch Tusker
Edwin Wafula  AFC Leopards
George Owino Sofapaka
James Situma Sofapaka
Eugine Asike Sofapaka
David Ochieng Tusker
Chris Wekesa Gor Mahia
Abdalla Juma Sofapaka
Anthony Akumu Gor Mahia
Osborne Monday Sofapaka
Francis Kahata Thika United
Charles Okwemba AFC Leopards
Paul Were AFC Leopards
Andrew Tololwa Mathare Utd
Kiongera Mungai KCB
Wesley Kemboi Western Stima
Moses Arita Thika United
Edwin Lavasta Gor Mahia
Ismael Salim Sony Sugar