Kenya release provisional squad ahead of 2019 AFCON
Kenya national team manager Sebastien Migne announced a 30-man squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) set to take place in Egypt.
Kenya were drawn in a very tough group alongside Algeria and Senegal as well as Tanzania. The squad saw a mixture of local players and others who play abroad.
Gor Mahia duo Philemon Otieno and Francis Kahata were included in the squad as well as Bandari FC goalkeeper Faruk Shikalo.
Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama also made the cut along with UCD Las Palmas midfielder Ismail Gonzalez
Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (St. George, Ethiopia), Faruk Shikalo (Bandari FC), John Oyemba, Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks).
Defenders: David Owino (Zesco United, Zambia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United) Joseph Okumu (Real Monarch, USA), Joash Onyango, Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Eric Ouma (Vassalund, Sweden), Aboud Omar (Sepsi OSK, Romania).
Midfielders: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Ismail Gonzalez (UCD Las Palmas, Spain), Teddy Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Dennis Omino (Sofapaka FC ), Eric Johannah (IF Bromma, Sweden), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Whyvonne Isuza, Paul Were (AFC Leopards, ), Johannah Omolo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Clifton Miheso (Olimpico Montijo, Portugal).
Strikers: Ovela Ochieng (Vassalund, Sweden), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa reysol, Japan), Chris Mbamba (IK Oddevold, Sweden), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz, Kenya), John Avire (Sofapaka, Kenya), Masud Juma (Al Nasr, Libya).
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