Crushing Blow as Harambee Stars Striker Pulls Out of the Squad

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Harambee Stars has been dealt with a huge blow after one of their lethal strikers pulled out of the squad set for a friendly match against Mozambique later this month.

Masud Juma, who plays for Algerian side JS Kabylie picked up a knee injury in his last league match and has since been replaced by Ulinzi stars forward Enosh Ochieng, who played a part in Kenya’s CHAN Qualifier against Tanzania, as well as the friendly match against Uganda.

Enosh is the leading goalscorer in the Kenya Premier League so far this season with 3 goals for Uliniz in the first four matches. He also finished last season as the second-highest scorer in the league with 17 goals one behind Kakamega Homeboyz striker Allan Wanga.

Francis Kimanzi started his third stint as Harambee Stars coach with an encouraging 1-1 draw against neighbours Uganda at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani in September.

The match against Mozambique will be in preparation ahead of November’s Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier with Mohamed Salah’s Egypt. The team reports to camp on October 7 while the match will be played on Sunday, October 13 at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani from 4 pm.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers

Ian Otieno (Red Arrow, Zambia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya), Faruk Shikalo (Young Africans, Tanzania)

Defenders

Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Harun Shakava (Nkana, Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Yusuf Mainge (FK Pohronie, Slovakia), Hillary Wandera (Tusker, Kenya), Erick Ouma (Vasalunds IF, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (IF Elfsborg, Sweden), Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya)

Midfielders

Anthony Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari, Kenya), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Duke Abuya (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Cliffton Miheso (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (FC Masr, Egypt), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya)

Forwards

Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol), Jesse Were (Zesco United, Zambia), Enosh Ochieng (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya)