Wanyama, Seven Pros Boost Kenya Ahead of Cranes Friendly

2017 Afcon qualifiers
Build up: Uganda vs Kenya (Tuesday 30 August)
Match: Uganda vs Comoros (Sunday 4 August)
Venue: Namboole

Newly signed Tottenham midfielder Victor Mugubi Wanyama has arrived in Nairobi ahead of the highly anticipated international build up match between Uganda Cranes and Kenya’s Harambe Stars.

Wanyama was part of the Tottenham squad that held giants Liverpool to a one all draw on Saturday in the English premier league and immediately embarked on his flight to Kenya ahead of the friendly.

Seven other foreign based stars in the summoned Kenyan squad have also reported to camp. They include Jesse Were (Zesco), prostate David Ochieng (New York Cosmos), Antony Akumu (Zesco), Jonah Ayunga (Brighton & Hove Albion), David Owino (Zesco), Gonzalez Ismael (Las Palmas) and Lelan Joshua (Plymouth Argyle)

The friendly is scheduled for Tuesday August 30 at the Mandela stadium in Kampala and is part of preparations for the penultimate 2017 Afcon qualifiers group games.

Uganda Cranes will take on Comoros on Sunday 4th september  in a must win clash that could end the country’s 38 years long wait while Kenya host Zambia on Saturday in a dead rubber.

The Kenyan team is expected to jet in the country on Monday evening and depart on Wednesday ahead of their departure to Zambia on Friday, September 2, 2016.

Other foreign stars.
South Africa based Brian Mandela (Maritzburg FC) is scheduled to arrive later today, while Ayub Timbe (Lierse) arrives tomorrow morning, with Abud omar (Slavia Sofia) and Michael Olunga (IF Djugardens) set to link up with the team in Uganda on Tuesday morning.

Fans will access both games using the same ticket that cost 25,000, 60,000 and 150,000 for the normal, VIP and VVIP respectively.

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