Babu ropes in Ulinzi Stars duo ahead of return leg duel

Babu ropes in Ulinzi Stars duo ahead of return leg duel

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Harambee Sand Stars squad parade before taking on Ghana two weeks ago at Pirates Beach Mombasa. PHOTO:WYCLIF OKUMU

Mombasa, KENYA: National beach soccer team Harambee Sand Stars tactician Rajab Babu has made a few changes to the side that slumped 10-3 to Ghana in the first leg clash staged at Pirates beach Mombasa a fortnight ago.

Speaking to ‘Baraka Uwanjani’ on Monday, Babu confirmed roping in five new players among them Ulinzi Stars pair Mohammed Hassan and Omar Mbongi, both who have national experience having featured for Harambee Stars.

Others include: former Bandari FC ace Alfred Oluoch, former Harambee Sand Stars defender Abdullahi Mohammed and two youngsters Salim Budes and Awadh Chuli who ply their trade with Mombasa based beach soccer clubs.

Babu oozed confidence the changes will add the match needed power in the team as they prepare to avenge the heavy defeat they suffered at home.

‘’ I believe the new lads will add strength to the team, the task ahead of us is tricky so we must assemble the best squad we can to ensure we achieve our mission,’’ said Babu.

According to Babu the team will report to camp on Wednesday for one week training at the Pirates Beach Mombasa before departing for Ghana on September 14th to take on hosts four days later in the reverse fixture.

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Kenya must at least beat Ghana by a score-line not less than 8-0 to qualify for the Africa Nations Cup beach soccer championship scheduled for Nigeria in December.