Onyango and Abud back as Harambee Stars coach names team to take on Mali

Onyango and Abud back as Harambee Stars coach names team to take on Mali

Simba’s Joash Onyango is back in the starting line-up as Harambee Stars coach Engin Firat names the starting line-up in their FIFA World Cup qualifier fixture against Mali at the Grande Stade d’Agadir in Morocco from 10pm, Thursday 7, 2021.

Onyango makes a comeback after missing out in the two qualifiers under coach Jacob Mulee. Another returnee to the national team is Abud Omar who also missed the two qualifiers.

Omar who has been overlooked by Francis Kimanzi and Jacob Ghost Muleelast featured for the National during the 2019Africa Cup of Nations.

Kenya will be seeking maximum points under the new coach following two draws, 0-0 against Uganda and 1-1 draw against Rwanda in their opening Group E qualifiers.

To this encounter, Mali is on the top of the table standing on four points with Kenya second on two points while Uganda has also two points in the third place with Rwanda having a point in the fourth place.

Rwanda host Uganda in another Group E fixture.


Starting XI

Ian Otieno(GK), Joash Onyango, Eric Ouma, Jonstone Omurwa Joseph Okumu, Richard Odada, Lawrence Juma, Kenneth Muguna, Abud Omar, Henry Meja, Michael Olunga(C)


Faruk Shikalo(GK), Brian Bwire(GK), Daniel Sakari, Ismael Gonzalez, Philip Mayaka, Duke Abuya, Boniface Muchiri, Abdalla Hassan, Erick Zakayo, David Odhiambo, Erick Kapaito.