Harambee Stars will be playing their 5th group match against the Pharaohs of Egypt at MISC Kasarani stadium on Thursday, March 25th. The match will be played under floodlights at 7pm EAT.
A win for Kenya will give them a little lifeline in their bid to qualify for the African Cup of Nations. Other teams in the same group are Togo and Comoros who will be playing at the same time.
Three goalkeepers were called by the head coach Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee with experienced Arnold Origi being omitted in the duel. Ian Otieno, who plies his trade with Zesco United will be given the opportunity to be between the sticks ahead of James Saruni (Ulinzi) and Joseph Okoth (KCB).
A total of 8 defenders are in the camp with experienced names gracing the team. Joseph Okumu of If Elfsborg in Sweden will partner Joash Onyango of Simba SC. Eric 'Marcelo' Ouma of AIK (Sweden) will be at the left back position while opposite number will be given to Johnstone Omurwa of Wazito.
Probability of having a midfield of 4 is higher so as to cover the back four from attack of Egyptian forwards. Clif Nyakeya (Masr, Egypt), Lawrence Juma (Sofapaka), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia) and James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks) will be given mandate to man the midfield.
Forwards / Strikers
Michael Olunga of Al Duhail in Qatar will be the first name on the sheet. He will be leading attack with Elvis Rupia of AFC Leopards.
A win for Kenya and a loss for Comoros will mean their will be no outright winner to move to the finals and a fight will be extended to the last day matches.
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