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Kimanzi names Harambee Stars squad for Afcon qualifiers

Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has named a 25-man squad for their upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt and Togo.

Kimanzi has recalled Patrick Matasi, Eric Johanna, Johanna Omollo, John Avire, Ayub Timbe and Boniface Muchiri who all missed the friendly match against Mozambique last month.

Makwatta is the most recent winner of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Player of the Month, enjoying some barnstorming form in his first season since returning to the KPL.

John Avire, who was the subject of a twisted transfer battle and who made a mark at the 2019 AFCON Finals, has also been called up

The Harambee Stars will begin their Afcon qualifying campaign away against Egypt’s Pharaohs in November. Kenya, who are in Group G alongside Egypt, Togo, and Comoros, will then return to Nairobi to host Togo.

The first and second round of matches will be played back-to-back between November 11 and 19, with the third and fourth round of matches scheduled for August 31-September 8 next year.

Kenya will welcome Comoros in the third round before visiting the island nation a week later for the return leg.

The team will kick-off non-residential training on Tuesday, November 5, in Nairobi. Stars will face Egypt on November 14, in Cairo, and Togo on November 19 at Kasarani.

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