Harambee Stars Coach names final squad for Afcon

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Antony Akumu is among four players dropped by Harambee Stars Coach Sébastien Migné from the final squad of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Egypt.

In the initial 27-man squad that is in camp in Paris, France, others are Christopher Mbamba, who has failed to recover from an ankle injury he picked up in his last match before checking into camp.

Brian Mandela also injured his knee in Monday morning’s training session and has been ruled out of the tournament, while Cliffton Miheso and Anthony Akumu have failed to make the cut.

Musa Mohamed, who picked up a knock in Kenya’s first pre-AFCON friendly match against Madagascar, has been included in the list, as has Abud Omar, who limped off late in the match.

The team is getting set for their final pre-AFCON friendly match against the Democratic Republic of Congo, set to be played on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Madrid, Spain.

Stars will then jet into Egypt on June 19, 2019, five days before their opening match of the tournament against Algeria.

Final AFCON Squad

Goalkeepers

Patrick Matasi, John Oyemba, Faruk Shikalo

Defenders

Philemon Otieno, Abud Omar, Bernard Ochieng, Musa Mohammed, Joash Onyango, Joseph Okumu, David Owino, Eric Ouma

Midfielders

Victor Wanyama, Dennis Odhiambo, Erick Johanna, Ayub Timbe, Francis Kahata, Ismael Gonzalez, Ovella Ochieng, Paul Were, Johanna Omollo

Forwards

Masud Juma, Michael Olunga, John Avire

 

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