Coach Kimanzi’s Seal of Approval as Stars face Zambia in friendly match

 

Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi, emerged from his last training session to express satisfaction in his squad ahead of the upcoming friendly match against Zambia’s Chipolopolo stars.

Coach Kimanzi noted that despite the strict COVID-19 restrictions, the team has held great sessions and was optimistic of a positive result.

“The training we have had in camp I believe is sufficient for the friendly match tomorrow despite the short period of time and the delays caused by COVID-19 restrictions.” Said Coach Kimanzi.

Zambia’s Chipolopolo, are expected in the country on Thursday night, and will have a feel of the field of play on Friday morning ahead of the match later in the evening.

Harambee Stars and Zambia based shot stopper Ian Otieno, has exuded confidence in his teams’ capacity to attain a good result in the match.

“I believe the team is capable of delivering a positive result despite training for a very short period of time.” Said Ian Otieno.

Both teams are using the match as preparations for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The match has been scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2020, at the Nyayo Stadium, starting 4 pm EAT and will be aired LIVE on KBC Channel 1.

Harambee Stars players arriving for the final session

Final Squad

Goalkeepers

Ian Otieno (Zesco United, Zambia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya)

Defenders

Brian Mandela (Unattached), Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Joash Onyango (Simba, Tanzania), Joseph Okumu (Elfsborg, Sweden), Clarke Oduor (Barnsley, England), David Owino (Mathare United, Kenya), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Badi Baraka (KCB, Kenya)

Midfielders

Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Francis Kahata (Simba, Tanzania), Eric Johanna (Jonkoping’s Sodra IF, Sweden), Cliff Nyakeya (Masr FC, Egypt), Antony Akumu (Kaiser Chief, South Africa), Hassan Abdallah (Bandari FC, Kenya), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Katana Mohamed (Isloch, Belarus), Austin Otieno (AFC Leopards, Kenya)

Forwards

Elvis Rupia (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Masud Juma (JS Kabylie, Algeria), Timothy Otieno (NAPSA Stars, Zambia), Oscar Wamalwa (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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