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Surprise omission as Okumbi announces Kenya’s starting XI against Cranes

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IMAGE: Ticketing poster for Stars V Cranes March 23 2017 friendly. Teraces go for Ksh. 100, VIP Ksh. 300. | Image source: Facebook.com/facebook.com/FootballKenyaFederation
Ticketing poster for Stars V Cranes March 23 2017 friendly. Teraces go for Ksh. 100, VIP Ksh. 300. | Image source: Facebook.com/facebook.com/FootballKenyaFederation

Kenya’s Harambee Stars will play against Uganda Cranes on Thursday in a FIFA international friendly and head coach Stanely Okumbi has named his preferred starting line up.

The surprise omission from the starting line up is Captain Victor Wanyama. Brian Mandela will take over as the captain. Posta Rangers goalkeeper Patrick Matasi will be the day’s goalkeeper while Michael Olunga and Jesse Were are expected to bag goals for Kenya.

The match will be played at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.

The full starting line up: Patrick Matasi, Brian Mandela (C), Musa Mohammed, Robinson Kamura, Aboud Omar, Anthony Akumu, Johanna Omollo, Samuel Onyango, Noah Wafula, Jesse Were and Michael Olunga.

Substitutes: David Okello, Simon Mbugua, Osbourne Monday, Kenneth Muguna, Bernard Mang’oli, John Makwatta, Paul Were.

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