Harambee stars Coach to convince more players with Kenyan roots to represent the country

Engin Firat photo:courtesy

Harambee Stars head coach Engin Firat is set to engage other players who have Kenyan blood to play for Harambee stars after managing to convince Daniel Anyembe and Alfred Scriven to change their nationality.

Scriven was born in Kenya but raised in Britain, while Anyembe, whose father is a Kenyan, was born in Denmark.

The two players [Anyembe and Scriven] who are defender and a striker, respectively, were named in the Stars’ provisional squad that will face Iran in an international friendly match in 28th march in Tehran.

As he rebuilds the national team after a one-year FIFA ban, the Turkish coach says there are more players with Kenyan associations that he will be reaching out to and convince to turn up for Harambee stars.

“I will travel to Europe to talk to some of the boys there, but this needs time. It cannot go through with one call because you have to explain to them and show your personal trust to them,” said Firat during an Interview. Some young serious talents that have Kenyan roots are Eliot Matazo who played in ligue 1 side Monaco, Linton Maina of Fc Koln [Germany], Tyler Onyango [Everton and England], Jonah Ayunga of St. Mirren and George Gitau of Middlesbrough.