Wanyama misses out as Harambee Stars departs for Congo

Wanyama misses out as Harambee Stars departs for Congo

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Nairobi, KENYA: National men’s soccer team Harambee Stars will have to do without the services of skipper Victor Mugubi Wanyama who did not travel with the team ahead of their Tuesday friendly match against hosts DR Congo.

Wanyama who delivered a man of the match performance during Tottenham 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday, could not arrive on time for the fixture due to unavailability of favorable flight from London.

Meanwhile a contingent of 19-players lead by head coach Stanley Okumbi left the country Monday morning for Kinshasa Congo where they will tackle hosts in a test match starting 1830hrs.

Stars will be hoping to bank on the match to improve their FIFA Rankings should they beat 51st ranked DR Congo compared to Kenya who sits 91st , according to the August Rankings.

Full Squad:


Bonface Oluoch [Gor Mahia], James Saruni [Ulinzi FC]


Haron Shakava [Gor Mahia], Jockins Otieno Atudo [Posta Rangers], Erick Ouma     [Gor Mahia], Odhiambo David Owino [Zesco United], David Ochieng [New York Cosmos], Onyango Brian      Mandela [Maritzburg], Abud Omar [Slava Sofia]


Ismael    Gonzales [Las Palmas], Agay Anthony Akumu [Zesco], Victor Majid [Chemelil Sugar], Amos Ekhalie [IFK Mariehamn], Rama Salim Mohamed [MFK Topvar Topolcany], Omondi Erick Johanna [Mathare United]


Ooko Paul Were [Acharnaikos], Jackson Jesse Were [Zesco], Makwata John Mark [Ulinzi Stars], Ogada Michael Olunga [IF Djugardens]


Technical bench; 


Head Coach:

Stanley Okumbi

Asst coach:

Ongao   Musa   Otieno

Team Manager:

Ouna Frank Onyango