Timbe returns from the cold as Engin Firat names Harambee Stars squad

Ayub Timbe playing for Kenya at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. ©Courtesy

HARAMBEE STARS: Timbe returns from the cold as Engin Firat names Harambee Stars squad

Mark Kinyanjui 13:00 - 28.08.2023

Firat has named the provisional Harambee Stars squad set to travel to Qatar, the hosts of the 2022 World Cup to take part in a friendly match against The Maroons this September.

Harambee Stars head coach Engin Firat has named a 24-man provisional squad for the two upcoming friendlies against Qatar and South Sudan this September.

Stars will travel to Qatar, who hosted the 2022 World Cup, where they will play against The Maroons on September 7 before traveling back to Kenya to face South Sudan on September 12.

This 24-man squad comprises a formidable mix of both local and internationally-based players.

The most notable inclusions are captain Michael Olunga, Masud Juma , Ian Otieno , Joseph Okumu, Brian Mandela, Johnstone Omurwa, Eric Ouma, Richard Odada and Teddy Akumu.

Wingers Ayub Masika and Timothy Noor Ouma have also returned to the squad, while former Leeds United acadamey product Clarke Oduor returns to the squad for the first time in three years.

Former Denmark u21 international Daniel Anyembe and Alfred Scriven who made their debuts against Iran in March, have also received call ups to the national team.

Last season’s FKFPL top scorer Elvis Rupia and  David Ochieng have made the cut, while Moses Shummah of Kakamega Homeboyz has retained his spot in the team after impressing on his debut international outing in Mauritius last June. 

The team will report to camp on Sunday.

Provisional Squad


Ian Otieno (Zesco, Zambia), Bryne Odhiambo (KCB), Patrick Matasi (Kenya Police FC)


Collins Shichenje (AIK, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (Stade Reims, France), Brian Mandela (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Johnstone Omurwa (Estrela, Portugal), David Ochieng (Kenya Police), Daniel Anyembe (Viborg, Denmark), Eric Ouma (AIK, Sweden), Amos Nondi (Ararat, Armenia), Abud Omar (Kenya Police), Clarke Oduor (Bradford City)


Richard Odada (Philadelphia Union, USA), Teddy Akumu (Sagan Tosu, Japan), Kenneth Muguna (Kenya Police), Timothy Ouma (IF Elfsborg, Sweden),  Duke Abuya (Singida Fountain Gate, Tanzania), Abdallah Hasan (Bandari), Ayub Masika (Nanjing City Football Club, Japan), Alfred Scriven (IL Hødd, Norway)


Moses Shummah (Kakamega Homeboyz), Elvis Rupia (Kenya Police), Michael Olunga (Al Duhail, Qatar), Masud Juma (Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi, Morocco)