Big boost for Harambee Stars as winger Miheso return in time for Libya friendly

The Thika United winger is back in the country after attending one week trials in South Africa with SuperSport Utd and will link up with Stars on Wednesday

Harambee Stars assistant coach James Nandwa is excited by the return of Kenya Premier League side Thika United's dependable winger Clifton Miheso.

Miheso is back in the country after attending one week trials in South Africa with SuperSport United. Nandwa said the player gives him plenty of options in midfield as he prepares to take on Libya in next week’s international friendly in Tunisia.

"I have spoken to him and we are expecting that he will join us before the end of the day on Wednesday. Iam excited to have him back in the team because he widens our options in his position," Nandwa told

“Now we have him, Paul Were and Kevin Omondi something that will certainly raise competition for a starting position and this can only be good for the team."

The return of Miheso boosts Nandwa's charges, who are set to miss the services of Inter Milan midfielder Macdonald Mariga and South Africa-based defender Brian Mandela through injury.

The absence of the duo has forced coach Nandwa to recall Ulinzi Stars defender Mulinge Ndetto and AFC Leopards' midfielder Charles Okwemba.

Azam’s duo of Joakins Atudo, Humphrey Mieno and David Gateri from South Africa, will link up with the team before departure. However, Captain Dennis Oliech (France), midfielder Victor Wanyama (Scotland) and Ayub Timbe (Belgium), will join rest of the squad in Tunisia.

Miheso was key member of Stars team which reached the finals of last year’s regional senior Challenge Cup tournament held in Uganda.

The winger featured in all the matches putting up an impressive performance which attracted scouts from SuperSport United.

He was invited for trials at the beginning of the year. Stars fly out to Tunisia on Sunday hoping for positive results that will positively improve on their Fifa rankings which are at an all time low.

The match had to be moved to neighboring Tunisia because of Fifa’s ban on Libya from hosting international matches due to insecurity since the revolution.