Thursday 8 November 2012

Harambee Stars squad for Tanzania trip is named

By Fred Maingi
Tanzania based Jerry Santos has been named in the 23 man Harambee Stars squad that will face Tanzania’s Taifa Stars on Wednesday in an International Friendly match  in Dar es salaam.
   Santos  did not feature in the Harambee Stars  squad that played South Africa’s Bafana Bafana  few weeks ago in Nairobi.Santos had been named in the team but could  not link up with the team since  his  Tanzanian club(Coastal Union) was engaged in crucial league matches.
     The only  new face is Ulinzi Stars custodian Jacktone Odhiambo who is coming back after being snubbed in the previous  squad.
  Harambee Stars French-born coach Henri Michel has maintained virtually all the players who lost 2-1  to Bafana Bafana at the Nyayo National Stadium.
  The team reports  for training camp on Sunday November 11th  at the Moi International Sports centre Kasarani before embarking on the regional Cecafa Challenge Cup that gets underway from November 24th in Kampala,Uganda.
 The squad-
Goalkeepers- Arnold Origi [Ull/Kisa in Norway] Fredrick Onyango [Gor Mahia]
 Defenders-: Simiyu Wafula [AFC Leopards] Eugene Asike[ Sofapaka] Geoffrey Kokoyo [Ulinzi Stars] James Mulinge [Ulinzi Stars] Brian Mandela [Sanlam Santos (SA)] Christopher Wekesa [Gor Mahia] James Situma [Sofapaka]
Midfielders-: Victor Wanyama [Celtic (Scotland)] Jerry Santos [Coastal Union (TZ)] Peter Opiyo [Tusker FC] Charles Okwemba [AFC Leopards] Patrick Osiako [Hapoel Be'er Sheva] Francis Kahata [Thika United] Andrew Tololwa [Mathare United] Osborne Monday [Sofapaka]
Strikers-: Dennis Oliech [Auxerre], France Wesley Kemboi [Western Stima] Moses Arita [Thika United] Ayub Timbe [KRC Genk Belgium] Patrick Oboya [MFK Ruzomberok, Slovakia].


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