Kenya National football team coach Sébastien Migné has once again named Sofapaka duo Pistone Mutamba and Dennis Odhiambo in his 21-man final squad set to face Ethiopia in a two-legged Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier in October.
The squad is largely comprised of players who took part in Kenya’s back to back 1-0 wins over Ghana and Malawi in September. Captain Victor Wanyama, Brian Mandela and Paul Were have also been called up.
Coach Migné has also named nine players in a standby reserve list in case of injuries to any of the players originally called up.
Harambee Stars will first travel to Bahir Dar to face Ethiopia on October 10, before playing host three days later on October 14, at the MISC Kasarani.
Odhiambo who has 23 caps, had a man of the match performance against the Black Stars of Ghana in Nairobi and is likely to play a key role against Ethiopia. Mutamba who has six caps, was not introduced against Ghana, but played for 90 minutes against The Flames of Malawi in an international friendly build-up match a few days later.
Patrick Matasi (Tusker, Kenya), Farouk Shikalo ( Bandari, Kenya)
Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers, Kenya), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Abud Omar (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), David Ochieng (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Erick Ouma (Vasalund, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA)
Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka, Kenya), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Ismael Gonzales (Las Palmas, Spain), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Anthony Akumu (Zesco, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Paul Were (FC Kaisar, Kazakhstan)
Piston Mutamba (Sofapaka, Kenya), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Eric Johanna (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalund, Sweden)
Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United, Kenya) Sosthenes Idah (Thika United, Kenya), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari, Kenya), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United, Kenya), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz, Kenya)