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Tottenham's Wanyama leads Kenya squad for Egypt clash in 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Kenya are competing in Group G of the qualifiers alongside Egypt, Togo and Comoros

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Nov 2019
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File Photo: Kenya's Michael Olunga celebrates scoring their third goal with Eric Johana Omondi and Johanna Omolo. (Photo: Reuters)
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The Kenya senior national football team has announced the final squad that will face Egypt and Togo in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in November.

Harambee Stars will start their 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers campaign when they face Egypt on 14 November in Cairo, five days before playing Togo at the MISC Kasarani.

Kenya are competing in Group G of the qualifiers alongside Egypt, Togo and Comoros.

Veteran goalkeeper Patrick Matasi has been handed a recall after he was dropped from the squad during the 1-0 loss to Mozambique in a friendly last month.

Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama and striker Michael Olunga, who plays for Kashiwa Reysol of Japan, have been also been handed a call up for the games.

Kenya will start a training camp on Tuesday in Nairobi within preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Kenya's full squad:

Goalkeepers:  Patrick Matasi (St. George SC, Ethiopia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya), Ian Otieno (Red Arrows, Zambia)

Defenders: Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Harun Shakava (Nkana, Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Daniel Sakari (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Hillary Wandera (Tusker, Kenya), Erick Ouma (Vasalunds IF, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (IF Elfsborg, Sweden), Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya)

Midfielders:Teddy Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Boniface Muchiri (Tusker, Kenya), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (FC Masr, Egypt), Erick Johanna Omondi (IF Brommapojkarma, Sweden), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya)

Forwards: Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Jesse Were (Zesco United, Zambia), John Avire (Sofapaka, Kenya), John Mark Makwatta (AFC Leopards, Kenya).

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