Tusker’s Collins ‘Gattuso’ Okoth make Stars squad for Cosafa

Coach Adel Amrouche has also handed AFC Leopards’ rookie David Seda a call up to the team for the 2013 tournament to be held in Zambia from July

By Dennis Mabuka

AFC Leopards’ rookie David Seda has been drafted into Harambee Stars squad for the 2013 Cosafa Cup tournament slated for Zambia starting next month.

Seda, who has been impressive since Belgian coach Luc Eymael took over the reigns at Ingwe and Tusker midfielder Collins ‘Gattuso’ Okoth, are the notable inclusion in the provisional squad of 29 players named on Friday by coach Adel Amrouche.

Kenya will be appearing in their first Cosafa Cup tournament, a valuable chance for Amrouche to work with his team in a major tournament.

Among the teams expected to take part in the Southern Africa football spectacle is defending champions Zimbabwe who will be joined by hosts Zambia, 3-time champions South Africa and Angola, as well as Mozambique and Malawi, all of whom have been given byes to the quarter-finals.

Kenya will start their campaign in the group stages where they have been pooled in Group ‘B’ alongside Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Group A features Equatorial Guinea, Namibia, Mauritius and Seychelles. Kenya open their campaign against Lesotho in Kitwe on July 7.

Name Club
Duncan Ochieng' Sofapaka
Wilson Obungu Bandari
Jerim Onyango Gor Mahia
Mulinge Ndetto Ulinzi Stars
David Owino Gor Mahia
David Ochieng' Tusker
Joackins Atudo Tusker
Brian Mandela South Africa
Edwin Wafula AFC Leopards
Aboud Omar Bandari
Musa Mohammed Gor Mahia
John Mwangi Mathare United
Peter Opiyo Tusker
Francis Kahata Thika United
Collin Okoth Tusker
Anthony Akumu Gor Mahia
Francis Kahata Thika United
Johanna Omollo Belgium
David Gateri South Africa
Ali Bhai Bandari
Jamal Mohammed Oman
David Seda AFC Leopards
Edwin Lavasta Gor Mahia
Andrew Murunga Tusker
Kiongera Mungai KCB
Kennedy Otieno Thika United
Allan Wanga AFC Leopards
Wesley Kemboi Western Stima
Rama Salim Gor Mahia