NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s Harambee Stars coach
Sebastien Migne has summoned a 21-member team to camp Saturday
here for preparations of their scheduled international
Albania based duo
Musa Mohammed and Erick Ouma have made the cut having just
returned home after their season ended.
Federation said in a statement on Saturday that the coach will
only have one day training session with the players before
releasing them back to their clubs.
“Coach Migne and his
assistant Nicolas Bourriquet will hold two training sessions on
Tuesday. He will have one day training to gauge who are fit for
the assignment,” FKF said.
Musa terminated his
stay with Albanian giants KF Tirana while Ouma has been playing
with second tier side KS Kastrioti Kruje, but will be moving to
play for Tirana in the Albanian capital.
Migne will also
assess among Kenya’s U-23 players like David Owino and Pistone
Mutamba. Notable inclusions in the team are Yussuf Mainge and
Marvin Onyango, who turn out for the national U-20 team.
FKF Chairman Nick
Mwendwa said they are lining up three international friendly
matches for Harambee Stars to help coach Migne gauge his side.
He said the teams
to play Kenya will be released on a later date once they have
Kenya is preparing
for the Africa Nations Cup group D matches where they are pooled
alongside Ghana, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone.
Kenya lost the
opening round match 2-1 to Sierra Leone in Freetown last year
and the qualification campaign resumes in September with a match
against Ghana in Nairobi.
Only the winner of
each group will sail through to the finals in 2019 to be played
Kenya last competed
at this stage of the tournament in 2004 in Tunisia. Migne has
his task cut out to help Harambee Stars return to the premier
football competition in the continent. He was signed last month
replacing Belgian Paul Put on a three year contract.
Hull City to play against
Kenyan Giants Gor in friendly on Sunday
NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
English side Hull City head coach, Nigel Adkins
believes his Tigers will give a good account of themselves when
they take on Kenyan giants Gor Mahia FC on Sunday in their
international clash in Nairobi.
Adkins and his
charges arrived in Kenya for their maiden tour in East Africa on
Friday night with his team that finished 18th in the
second-tier English Championship short of some of their notable
“I’m really excited,
everyone has made us feel welcome and we have a game to play.
I’ve only been here for five months big thing is we made sure we
are in the Championship that is great,” Adkins said here on
“We had a turnover
of players now who scored record amount of goals in 10 years. We
will build on that for next year and make sure we keep more
clean sheets,” he added.
succeeded former Russia national team head coach, Leonid Slutsky
last December and ensured the Tigers stayed up in the
Championship following their relegation from the English Premier
League at the end of the 2016/17 season.
He is expecting a
stun test from Gor who are coached by countryman Dylan Kerr and
are yet to lose a game at home this season.
“It will be our
tough game for us. We have arrived here at the end of our
season, a lot of players are on international duty and others
have gone back to their clubs and others are out of contracts.
“We know it will be a challenging game and we are looking
forward to it. Dylan Kerr is a good manager and he will have his
players up for it,” Adkin remarked.
Despite coming to
Nairobi with a depleted squad, Adkins believes they have enough
quality in the ranks to give Gor and the watching Kenyan
football fans a good game at the 60,000-seat Moi International
Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi.
“I’m really proud to
be here in Kenya, the first time an English club has been here
since 1984. It’s a great opportunity to engage with everybody
and for the players who are here to embrace the culture, take it
all on board and it’s a special time,” the Tigers boss
Hull will return to
Britain for their summer break next Wednesday (May 16) with
promising talent, Jarrod Bowen, seasoned Frazier Campbell and
former Manchester United FC man Will Keane among the potent
forwards in the squad for the Kenyan trip.
forward, Nouha Dicko withdrew from the traveling squad after
being called up for international duty by his national team