Afcon: Victor Wanyama and the who's who of the Harambee Stars squad

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Kenya will face Algeria in their Group C opener at the June 30 Stadium on June 23, before playing neighbours Tanzania on June 27

Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne named his final squad of 23 players for the Africa Cup of Nations finals to be held in Egypt on Tuesday.

Four players, among them Anthony Akumu, Christopher Mbamba, Brian Mandela and Clifton Miheso, were the main casualties after they were axed from the squad which is currently pitching camp in France ahead of the tournament.

Mbamba was overlooked after he failed to recover from an ankle injury he picked up in his last match before checking into camp. Mandela, meanwhile, injured his knee during Monday’s training session and was ruled out as a result.

However, defender Musa Mohamed, who sustained a knock in Kenya’s first pre-Afcon friendly match against Madagascar, has been included in the list, same as Abud Omar, who limped off late in the encounter.

Kenya will play their second friendly, against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Madrid on June 15, before leaving for Egypt four days later.

They will open Group C's campaign with a match against Algeria on June 23 before playing neighbours Tanzania on June 27, and finish the preliminary stage with a match against Senegal on July 1.

Below, Goal parades the players coach Migne has kept trust in and believes they will do Kenyans proud.

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    #1 Patrick Matasi

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Current Club: Saint. George (Ethiopia)

    Age: 31

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    #2 John Oyemba

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Current Club: Kariobangi Sharks (Kenya)

    Age: 26

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    #3 Faruk Shikalo

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Current Club: Bandari (Kenya)

    Age: 22

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    #4 Abud Omar

    Position: Defender

    Current Club: Sepsi OSK (Romania)

    Age: 25

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    #5 Bernard Ochieng

    Position: Defender

    Current Club: Vihiga United (Kenya)

    Age: 23

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    #6 David Owino

    Position: Defender

    Current Club: Zesco United (Zambia)

    Age: 31

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    #7 Musa Mohammed

    Position: Defender

    Current Club: Nkana FC (Zambia)

    Age: 28

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    #8 Erick Ouma

    Position: Defender

    Current Club: Vasalund (Sweden)

    Age: 22

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    #9 Philemon Otieno

    Position: Defender

    Current Club: Gor Mahia (Kenya)

    Age: 26

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    #10 Joseph Okumu

    Position: Defender

    Current Club: Real Monarchs (USA)

    Age: 22

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    #11 Joash Onyango

    Position: Defender

    Current Club: Gor Mahia (Kenya)

    Age: 26

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    #12 Victor Wanyama

    Position: Midfielder

    Current Club: Tottenham Hotspur (England)

    Age: 26

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    #13 Dennis Odhiambo

    Position: Midfielder

    Current Club: Sofapaka (Kenya)

    Age: 34

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    #14 Johanna Omollo

    Position: Midfielder

    Current Club: Cercle Brugge (Belgium)

    Age: 29

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    #15 Ismael Gonzalez

    Position: Midfielder

    Current Club: Las Palmas (Spain)

    Age: 24

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    #16 Erick Johanna

    Position: Midfielder

    Current Club: IF Brommapojkarna (Sweden)

    Age: 24

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    #17 Francis Kahata

    Position: Midfielder

    Current Club: Gor Mahia (Kenya)

    Age: 26

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    #18 Ayub Timbe

    Position: Midfielder

    Current Club: Beijing Renhe (China)

    Age: 25

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    #19 Paul Were

    Position: Midfielder

    Current Club: AFC Leopards (Kenya)

    Age: 25

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    #20 Ovella Ochieng

    Position: Forward

    Current Club: Vasalund (Sweden)

    Age: 20

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    #21 John Avire

    Position: Forward

    Current Club: Sofapaka (Kenya)

    Age: 22

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    #22 Masoud Juma

    Position: Forward

    Current Club: Unattached

    Age: 23

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    #23 Michael Olunga

    Position: Forward

    Current Club: Kashiwa Reysol (Japan)

    Age: 25