Posta Rangers defender Jockins Atudo will lead the Harambee Stars squad that takes on Swaziland in an international friendly match that kicks off at the Machakos Stadium at 3pm. Atudo who was in the team that won the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 2017 will marshall the defence alongside AFC Leopards defender Mike Kibwage, making his debut in the senior team, Gor Mahia’s Joash Onyango and Eric Ouma. Kariobangi Shark’s Patillah Omotto will pull strings in midfield alongside Francis Kahata and Leopards captain Duncan Otieno. Gor Mahia’s utility player Philemon Otieno has also earned a nod in Sébastien Migné’s side.
Here is the starting XI:
Harambee Stars Starting XI
- Boniface Oluoch (GK), 2. Jockins Atudo (C), 4. Mike Kibwage, 3. Eric Ouma, 5. Joash Onyango, 17. Duncan Otieno, 8. Patillah Omotto, 6. Philemon Otieno, 10. Francis Kahata, 11. Whyvonne Isuza, 20. Ovella Ochieng
- Patrick Matasi (GK), 22. Timothy Odhiambo (GK), 14. Humphrey Mieno, 21. Marvin Omondi, 19. Chrispin Oduor, 23. Jafari Owiti, 9. Pistone Mutamba, 15. Musa Mohammed, 24. Vincent Wasambo, 12. Harun Shakava, 13. Timothy Otieno, 16. Bolton Omwenga
Swaziland Starting XI
- Sandanezwe Mathabela, 19. Lindo Mkhonta, 2. Wandile Maseko, 14.Banele Dlamini, 5. Siboniso Ngwenya, 21. Mandla Palma, 11. Xolani Sibandze, 15. Njabulo Ndlovu, 13. Barry Steenkamp, 7. Felix Bendenhorst, 17. Tony Tsabedze
- Nhlanhla Gwebu, 18. Phumani Dlamini, 15. Sihlangu Mkhwanazi, 10. Zweli Nxumalo, 20. Wonder Nhleko, 12. Sifiso Mazibuko, 8. Bonginkosi Dlamini, 4. Phiwayinkosi Dlamini, 9. Musa Dlamini