In Summary
  • Kariobangi Sharks' youngster Sydney Lokale has taken up the place of Allan Wanga who recently announced his retirement from international football
  • Conspicuously missing is the Bandari pair of Faruk Shikalo and Hassan Abdallah who are on the radar of Yanga (Tanzania) and Maritzburg United (South Africa) respectively
  • The team reports to camp on July 19 ahead of the first leg set to be played in Dar es Salaam on July 28

Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has named a provisional squad for the upcoming Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifier against Tanzania.

Record Kenyan Premier League champions (KPL) Gor Mahia dominate the squad with five players. Defender Philemon Otieno, who featured twice against Algeria and Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations, leads the K'Ogalo contingent that also has Joash Onyango, Samuel Onyango, Kenneth Muguna and Nicholas Kipkirui.

Ulinzi Stars custodian James Saruni is the surprise inclusion alongside Kariobangi Sharks' youngster Sydney Lokale who has taken up the place of Allan Wanga who recently announced his retirement from international football.

Conspicuously missing is the Bandari pair of Faruk Shikalo and Hassan Abdallah who are on the radar of Yanga (Tanzania) and Maritzburg United (South Africa) respectively. CHAN is exclusively meant for players who ply their trade in their respective local leagues.

The team reports to camp on July 19 ahead of the first leg set for July 28 in Dar es Salaam. The return leg will be played at Kasarani on August 4.

The aggregate winner of the two-leg qualifier will meet either Ethiopia or Djibouti in the second and final qualifying round, to be played on a date set to be announced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Kenya has never qualified for CHAN and was stripped of the hosting rights of the last edition due to lack of quality stadia.

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