Three foreign-based players, led by captain Victor Wanyama, have linked up with the Kenya national team in Mauritius ahead of tomorrow’s 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier match against the volcanic Island nation.
The Southampton midfielder and Belgian Second Division duo Ayub Timbe (Lierse) and Johanna Omollo (Royal Antwerp) arrived in Mauritius Tuesday, and will participate in the team’s final evening training session ahead of the Wednesday match.
Wanyama clocked the full 90 minutes this past Saturday as Southampton claimed a 3-1 success away to Chelsea, while Timbe also featured from the beginning to the end for Lierse who lost 4-2 away to White Star Bruxelles. Omollo on the other hand played for 81 minutes for Antwerp in their barren stalemate with RFC Seraing last Friday.
The arrival of the trio makes the total number of Stars’ players in Mauritius 19, 16 having travelled Sunday.
Other foreign-based players who were expected to travel but won’t do so include goalkeeper Arnold Origi (Lillestrom), defenders Brian Mandela (Maritzburg) and David ‘Calabar’ Owino (ZESCO United) and forward Jacob Keli (Nkana FC), leaving only Azam FC’s Allan Wanga and Al Khartoum’s Antony ‘Teddy’ Akumu as the non-domestic players.
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