Kenya coach Adel Amrouche picks 19 players for Nigeria duty

Kenya Commercial Bank striker Jacob Keli and Tusker defender Mark Odhiambo are among the new faces in the squad that departs on Wednesday for Calabar
By Staff

Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche has named 19 member squad which is set to travel to Nigeria for Saturday's World Cup qualifier.

The team departs for Calabar on Wednesday through Lagos from where the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will charter a plane for the one hour flight to the Southern City.

According to Bolao Akins an official of the Nigeria FA, the association will charter a plane to fly the Stars from Lagos upon arrival since there are no commercial flights from the capital city to Calabar and it takes 12 hours by road to cover the 850km journey.

The team will be staying at the Channel View Hotel and it is only one hour by air from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos to Calabar Airport.

Tusker FC goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch, has been dropped as reserve goalkeeper with Amrouche preferring to take Sofapaka custodian Duncun Ochieng.

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) forward Jacob Keli, who was a late call up together with Ulinzi defender Mulinge Munandi, also make up the team. The match will be played at the UJ Esunene Stadium in the City of Calabar.

This will be the first match for coach Amrouche since taking over the mantle of handling Kenya after the unceremonious departure of Frenchman Henri Michel.

Name Club
Arnold Origi Norway
Duncan Ochieng Sofapaka
Abdallah Juma  Sofapaka
Brian Mandela South Africa
Mark Odhiambo Tusker
David Owino Gor Mahia
David Ochieng Tusker
George Owino Sofapaka
James Mulinge Ulinzi
Victor Wanyama Scotland
Jamal Mohammed Oman
David Gateri South Africa
Paul Were AFC Leopards
Bernard Mangoli AFC Leopards
Francis Kahata Thika United
Johanas Omollo Belgium
Edwin Lavasta Gor Mahia
Christian Bwamy Belgium
Dennis Oliech France
Jacob Keli KCB