Kenya Coach Sébastien Migne has named Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama and Mc Donald Mariga of Spanish side Real Oviedo in their provisional squad for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Ghana next month.
The two top players of the country have been included in the provisional 38-man squad for the match to be played at the MISC Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.
Coach Sébastien Migne’s squad includes 18 foreign-based players for the match against the Black Stars slated for September 8, 2018.
Kenya named the squad on Tuesday afternoon even though the match is in danger of not taking place because of the looming FIFA ban on Ghana over government interference in the sport.
Bandari goalkeeper Farouk Shikalo, who has kept the most clean-sheets in this season’s top-tier league, has earned a call-up to the team, as has Ian Otieno, who plies his trade in Zambia for Red Arrows.
Coach Migné has also called up Maritzburg defender Brian Mandela, who is, however, suspended for the match, to assess him in preparation for future engagements.
Paul Were and Belgium based Johanna Omollo also make a return to the team.
Local based players are set to hit camp on September 2, 2018, ahead of the tie, with their foreign-based counterparts scheduled to link up with the team starting September 3, 2018.
Ian Otieno (Red Arrows, Zambia), Patrick Matasi (Tusker), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks), Farouk Shikalo (Bandari)
Brian Mandela (Maritzburg, South Africa), David Owino (Zesco, Zambia), Joseph Okumu (AFC Ann Arbor, USA), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Erick Ouma (Vasalund, Sweden), David Ochieng (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Abud Omar (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia) Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United)
Victor Wanyama (Totenham Hotspurs, England), Mc Donald Mariga (Real Oviedo, Spain), Clifton Miheso (Buildcon FC, Zambia), Paul Were (FC Kaisar, Kazakhstan), Ismael Gonzales (CF Fuenlabrada, Spain), Eric Johanna (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Anthony Akumu (Zesco, Zambia), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Samuel Onyango (Gor Mahia)
Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalund, Sweden), Jesse Were (Zesco, Zambia), Masud Juma (Un-attached), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari), Piston Mutamba (Sofapaka), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz)