Kenya call up 12 foreign-based footballers

Nairobi, Nov 8 (IANS) Kenya head coach Stanley Okumbi has called up 12 foreign-based footballers for friendlies against Mozambique and Liberia.

They will join the other 25 members who were named on October 25 to face Mozambique on Saturday and Liberia three days later. The squad was announced on Monday, reports Xinhua.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama headlines the list as players are expected to report to the training camp in Nairobi.

Former Gor Mahia winger Rama Salim misses the squad for administrative issues with his club MFK Topvar Topolcany of Slovakia.

Okumbi has also included red-hot IF Djurgardens striker Michael Olunga, who scored a brace over the weekend in the Swedish top flight.

Zambia’s Zesco United lead the foreign count with striker Jesse Were, midfielder Anthony Akumu and defender David Owino retaining their places in the team.

Finland-based Amos Ekhalie, who turns out for IFK Marirhamn, is the only new face in the line-up.

–IANS

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