Sports News of Thu, 6 Sep 20180

Probable Kenya starting XI against Ghana

Harambee Stars will host Ghana in an AFCON Qualifier on Saturday 8th September at MISC Kasarani from 4PM.

Kenya will most likely miss captain Victor Wanyama as reports indicate Tottenham is reluctant to release him as he just recently resumed training after recovering from a knee injury.

In the goalkeepibg department, there will be a selection headache for the coaches as all the senior custodians in camp are having a wonderful season.

Former AFC Leopards keeper Ian Otieno is enjoying good form in Zambia with Red Arrows, Farouk Shikalo is undoubtedly the best keeper in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) this season with 18 clean sheets so far while Patrick Matasi is enjoying a descent season with Tusker FC as well.

Gor Mahia's Boniface Oluoch is yet to report to camp and could miss the match.


In the absence of Victor Wanyamam, I expect David Owino to start and captain the team while Abud Omar, who is also enjoying fine form in Belgium could start at left-back. At right-back, a position we often struggle with, coach Sebastian Migne will have to choose between Gor Mahia's Philemon Otieno and Joackins Atudo.

The biggest selection headache will be in midfield. I tip Anthony Akumu to start in Defensive Midfield alongside Johanna Omolo with Ovella Ochieng and Clifton Miheso playing on the wings.

I think Migne will start with two strikers and that definetely will be Jesse Were and Michael Olunga. If he chooses to start with Olunga alone upfront then Eric Johanna will play the free role.

Probable XI: Ian Otieno (GK), Joakins Atudo, Abud Omar, David Owino (CPT), David Cheche Ochieng, Anthony Akumu, Johanna Omolo, Ovella Ochieng, Clifton Miheso, Jesse Were and Michael Olunga.

Subs: Patrick Matasi, Musa Mohammed, Eric Ouma, Eric Johanna, Francis Kahata and Whyvonne Isuza

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