Harambee Stars tactician Adel Amrouche has effected two changes to the squad travelling to Nigeria for a 2014 World Cup Qualifier against the Africa champions on Saturday.
Injured Sofapaka defender Abdallah Juma and AFC Leopards' winger Paul Were have been left behind with Bandari FC left back Aboud Omar and Tusker's Peter Opiyo replacing the duo.Meanwhile, Amrouche has revealed to Goal.com that professionals Arnold Origi (Norway) and Christian Bwamy (Belgium), will not travel to Nairobi but will link up with the rest of the squad in Calabar.
Amrouche, who will be handling Kenya for the first time in a competitive match since taking over from departed Frenchman Henri Michel, is confident Stars will cause an upset in Calabar.
“This is football and in football you are never too small or too big. We have prepared well though we have had a short time and Kenya having very good quality players, we can overcome Nigeria at their own home."
“We know they are a good team, the Champions of Africa, but we will not be cowed by that. We are handling them with the seriousness they deserve and I am hopeful we can get a positive result from there."
Below is the traveling squad after the two changes.
|Aboud Omar||Bandari FC|
|Brian Mandela||South Africa|
|David Owino||Gor Mahia|
|David Gateri||South Africa|
|Peter Opiyo||Tusker FC|
|Bernard Mangoli||AFC Leopards
|Francis Kahata||Thika United|
|Edwin Lavasta||Gor Mahia|