Friendly Firat names Harambee Stars squad for Four-Nations tournament

Kenya head coach Engin Firat has named the Harambee Stars provisional squad for the upcoming Four-Nations tournament set to take place between March 18, and March 26, 2024, in Malawi.

The squad has a blend of local and internationally-based players. Captain Michael Olunga, Ayub Timbe, Joseph Okumu, Johnstone Omurwa, Eric Ouma, Amos Nondi, Richard Odada, and Teddy Akumu, are some players forming the foreign-based contingent. Notably, Alphonce Omija earns his debut call-up to the national team having featured for the U17 junior team. Shariff Musa, Bonphas Munyasa, Chris Erambo, and Kaycie Odhiambo have also earned their maiden national team call-ups.

Additionally, John Avire makes a return to the national team fold. The Four-Nations tournament will feature Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. This tournament presents a valuable opportunity to play more matches within the short international window, in preparation for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup and 2025 AFCON qualifying campaigns.

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Goalkeepers; Ian Otieno (Zesco-Zambia), Patrick Matasi (Kenya Police), Byrne Odhiambo (Bandari), Bonphas Munyasa (Muranga Seal).

Defenders; Collins Sichenje (AIK-Sweden), Joseph Okumu (Reims-France), Johnstone Omurwa (Estrela-Portugal), Dennis Ng’ang’a (Zanaco Zambia), Daniel Anyembe (Viborg-Denmark), Amos Nondi (Ararat), Abud Omar (Kenya Police), Eric Ouma (Rakow-Poland).

Midfileders; Alphonce Omija (Dhofar-Oman), Kaycie Odhiambo (AFC Leopards), Chris Erambo (Tusker), Richard Odada (Aalborg-Denmark), Anthony Akumu (Sagan Tosu), Kenneth Muguna (Kenya Police), David Sakwa (Bandari), Shariff Musa (Gor Mahia), Ayub Timbe (Sebail-Azeberijan), Eric Johanna (UTA-Romania), Rooney Onyango (Gor Mahia).

Forwards; John Avire (Sekka), Michael Olunga (Duhail-Oman), Jonah Ayunga (St. Mirren-Scotland), Benson Omalla (Gor Mahia).


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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