New York Cosmos centerhalf David 'Cheche' Ochieng and Royal Antwerp midfielder Johanna Omollo are among 11 foreign-based players that have been called up for Harambee Stars upcoming friendlies against Uganda and DR Congo.
The duo have been missing from the set up lately as Stars played friendly matches against among others the Cranes and Congo.
Cheche has been a mainstay for Cosmos who he joined in February 2016 while Omollo recently helped Antwerp gain promotion to the Belgian topflight league.
The were called up by coach Stanley Okumbi ahead of the Uganda friendly set for Thursday March 23 at the Machakos Stadium with the Congo match taking place three days later on Sunday at the same venue.
Also called up to the squad are Zesco United trio Antony Akumu, David Owino and Jesse Were as well as Eric Ouma of FC Kolkheti, Michael Olunga of Guizhou Zhicheng and captain Victor Wanyama.
The 11 foreign based players will link up with the 26 local players who were unveiled two weeks earlier. Uganda and Congo are both expected in the country today (20). The teams will use the matches for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers set for June, with Kenya first playing Sierra Leone while Uganda and Congo will take on Cape Verde Islands and Congo respectively.
The Full Squad
David Okello (Tusker), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)
David Mwangi (Mathare United), Eugene Asike (Tusker), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Maurice Ojwang (Western Stima), Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Robinson Kamura (AFC Leopards), Sammy Meja (Thika United), Simon Mbugua (Posta Rangers), Abud Omar (Slava Sofia, Bulgaria), David Ochieng (New York Cosmos, USA), Erick Ouma (FC Kolkheti, Georgia), David Owino (Zesco, Zambia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg, South Africa)
Amos Asembeka (Sony Sugar), Benard Mang’oli (AFC Leopards), Erick Johanna (Un-attached), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), Humphrey Mieno (Tusker FC), Joseph Kuria (Posta Rangers), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Noah Wafula (Tusker FC), Ochieng Ovella (Kariobangi Sharks), Osborne Monday (Kariobangi Sharks), Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards), Anthony Akumu (Zesco, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Royal Antwerp, Belgium), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England)
Jeremiah Wanjala (Kakamega Homeboyz), Mark Makwatta (Ulinzi Stars) and Vincent Oburu, Jesse Were (Zesco, Zambia), Michael Olunga (Guizhou Zhicheng, China)
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