Kimanzi confident with Harambee Stars CECAFA squad
NAIROBI. DECEMBER 4TH,2019:Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has expressed satisfaction in the Harambee Stars squad that is in camp ahead of the upcoming CECAFA Senior Championships to be held in Uganda.
The coach pointed out that its full house in camp and all is now set for the tournament which kicks off starting this weekend.
Stars entered day two of residential training on Tuesday, at the MISC Kasarani, with coach Kimanzi looking forward to the possibility of retaining the trophy.
“Everyone who was called up to the camp has reported and is training hard for the tournament,” said the coach.
He continued, “We are looking forward to retaining the trophy we won in the 2017 CECAFA Championships.”
AFC Leopards midfielder, Whyvone Isuza, exuded confidence in his team’s capability to defend the trophy
“We are preparing well for the championships and we will do our best to defend the trophy,” said Whyvone Isuza.
Kenya has been pooled in Group C alongside Tanzania, Djibouti, and Zanzibar.
Group A is comprised of hosts Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, while Group B will pit guest team DR Congo against Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia.
The top two teams in each group, as well as two best losers from the three groups, will proceed to the tournament’s quarterfinal.
Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Samuel Odhiambo (Western Stima)
Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito), Suleiman Ngotho (Posta Rangers), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Daniel Sakari (Kariobangi Sharks), Hillary Wandera (Tusker), Andrew Juma (Mathare United), David Owino (Mathare United) Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks)
Anthony Wambani (Vasalunds IF), Roy Okal (Mathare United), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Musa Masika (Wazito), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari), Moses Mudavadi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia), Reagan Otieno (KCB), Luke Namanda (Tusker), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards), Kevin Kimani (Mathare United), Cliffton Miheso (Gor Mahia)
Oscar Wamalwa (Ulinzi Stars), Benson Omala (Western Stima), Elvis Nandwa (Ulinzi Stars), John Mark Makwatta (AFC Leopards), Timothy Otieno (Tusker)