Newly signed Wazito FC forward Derrick Otanga has earned a late callup to the Harambee Stars squad that is set to hit camp on Friday, July 19, 2019, ahead of the upcoming Africa Nations Championships qualifier against Tanzania.
Ulinzi Stars midfielder Ibrahim Shambi, who was part of the Kenya U23 team that lost to Sudan in the 2020 Olympic Qualifiers early this year, has also been called up.
The team is set to kick off residential training on Friday, ahead of the first leg, set to be played on July 28, 2019, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The return match will be played a week later, on August 4, at the MISC Kasarani.
Kenya will be hoping to make a maiden appearance at the continent’s second-tier national football competition, which is exclusively reserved for players actively featuring in their respective domestic leagues. Should Harambee Stars go past Tanzania in the first round, they will come up against Sudan in the second and final qualifying round.