Ghana Here we come! Harambee Stars starts training,Mo Salah Withdraws from Egypt Squad,Aubameyang ready to captain Gabon and top sports stories

Harambee Stars have already reported to training ready to Travel to Ghana after the Government provided funds. I bet they will do us Proud.

After Gor Mahia progressed in to the Quarterfinals of the CAF Confederations Cup,they clearly become the best club to play for in East Africa and as usual fans took to social media to express their excitement.

Mohamed Salah is the Third Liverpool man to withdraw from his National team squad,is he trying to avoid injuries so that he can help the Reds win the Premier League tittle? He must have his own reasons.

Check out the top stories of the day:

Finally! Sports Ministry gives Sh25m to facilitate Harambee Stars trip to Ghana

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The Ministry of Sports has finally released money to help Harambee Stars honor their Afcon qualifier against Ghana.

On Monday, the federation exclusively revealed that the team’s trip to Ghana was in limbo after the government failed to release the money.

However, FKF Media Liaison Officer Barry Otieno has said that they have received Sh25m to prepare the team for the trip.

“The Ministry of Sports through the Sports Fund is in the process of transferring Sh25million to facilitate Harambee Stars trip to Ghana.

“The money which is part of the team’s Sh244million budget is expected to hit the federation’s account on Tuesday. Additionally, the remainder of the monies will be transferred to the federation by Friday this week.”

Kenya and Ghana have already qualified for the 2019 Afcon finals to be held in Egypt from June.

24-man squad for Kenya’s final Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying match against Ghana

Harambee Stars coach Sébastien has named a 24-man provisional squad for Kenya’s final Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying match against Ghana.

The team features two debutants, David Sessay, and Christopher Mbamba, who ply their trade in England and Sweden respectively. Duke Abuya (Kariobangi Sharks) and Faruk Shikalo (Bandari), have also gotten the coach’s nod.

Coach Migné has further named an additional five reserve players as a precautionary measure, who may be called upon to replace any of the 24 players in camp if need be.

The team is set to hit camp on March 17, 2019, in Nairobi ahead of the Ghana match which has been slated for March 23, 2019, in Accra.

Provisional Squad
Patrick Matasi (St Georges, Ethiopia), Farouk Shikalo (Bandari), John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks)

Erick Ouma (Vasalund, Sweden), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), David Owino (Zesco, Zambia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg, South Africa), David Sessay (Crawley Town, England), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United, Kenya), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya)

Erick Johanna (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Ismael Gonzales (UD Las Palmas B, Spain), Paul Were (Trikala, Greece), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Christopher Tangen Mbamba (Oskarshamns, Sweden), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka, Kenya), Anthony Akumu (Zesco, Zambia)

Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Duke Abuya (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United, Kenya), Masud Juma (Al Nasr, Libya),

Reserve Players
Abdallah Hassan (Bandari FC, Kenya), Allan Wanga (Kakamega HomeBoyz, Kenya), Nicholas Kipkirui (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Roy Okal (Mathare United, Kenya), Cliffton Miheso (Club Olimpico Montijo, Portugal)

Kogallo Fans Viciously Oppose Thibaut Courtois’ Move to Gor Mahia

There is no doubt that Defending Kenyan Champions Gor Mahia are the best Club not just in the Country but also in East and Central Africa.

Gor Mahia has continued to make history after history with the Club’s recent qualification to the CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinals being another achievement that will go down in history books.

Despite being 9 men, Gor Mahia survived the Petro De Atletico Storm to cruise to the Quarterfinals of the CAF Confederations cup for the first time in the Club’s history after a well taken Jacques Tuyisenge penalty gifted them the much needed 3 points to progress.

After their Progression, Upbeat Gor Mahia fans took to social media to celebrate the team’s success with a number of team making hillarious comments and suggestions about the team.

One that stood out was when a fan suggested that Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has opted to join Gor Mahia.

The fan claimed that Courtois had informed his agent that he want’s to join Gor Mahia since his wife and kids want to live in Kenya.

According to the fan, Courtois choose Gor Mahia because of it’s rich history.

He even put up a poll on twitter to get the opinions of Gor Mahia fans on the same and to our surprise, 60% of Gor Mahia fans did not welcome Thibaut Courtois move to Kogallo with only 40% welcoming his move.

Well, it so seems like Kogallo fans believe in their current crop of goalkeepers led by Boniface Oluoch and Peter Odhiambo.

This is why Mohamed Salah is not in the list of Egyptian squad in the international duty

Eyebrows were raised on Tuesday when Liverpool’s official website published a list of the 17 Reds players who are away on international duty this week, and Mohamed Salah wasn’t on it.

But in truth it has been known that Salah would be skipping this international break with Egypt since the beginning of last month.

In a boost to Liverpool’s Premier League and Champions League hopes, it was agreed that Salah would miss his side’s Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Niger on Saturday and the friendly with Nigeria next Tuesday as coach Javier Aguirre wants to use the matches to blood younger players.

Egyptian FA vice-president Ahmed Shobier told KingFut last month: “Mohamed Salah will not play the Niger game in the AFCON qualifiers or the Nigeria friendly.

“Ahmed Hegazi will probably also be left out of the squad.”

The West Bromwich Albion defender is indeed absent from the 25-man party, as is Aston Villa’s Ahmed Elmohamady.

The 17 Reds players who are away with their countries’ respective age groups include England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson.

Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum are with the Dutch team, Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi are with Belgium and Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino are with Brazil for their friendlies with Panama (in Portugal) and the Czech Republic.

In-form Sadio Mane is with Senegal ahead of a qualifier with Madagascar and friendly against Mali, Dejan Lovren is with Croatia and Andy Robertson is joining up with the Scotland squad despite a dental complaint.

Ben Woodburn is also with the senior Wales team, although Xherdan Shaqiri has pulled out of the Switzerland squad through injury .

Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shelves Gabon retirement

France Football have confirmed that Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will join up with the Gabon squad on Tuesday.

There have been doubts concerning whether Aubameyang would turn up for international duty.

The Arsenal striker has only played twice in Gabon’s last five matches.

Moreover, despite previously being called up to the national squad, Aubameyang didn’t show up for games against South Sudan and Mali.

In a boost for Gabon before an Afrcian Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi, France Football have told their readers:

After several days of waiting and uncertainty, Gabon can now fully focus on the preparation of the decisive match against Burundi, Friday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (29), has decided to honour the call-up from Daniel Cousin, the coach of the Panthers.

Could Arsenal’s Aubameyang retire from international football?
Suggestions that Aubameyang may soon retire from Gabon matches were brought up by the Arsenal star himself.

Aubameyang recently sat down with French TV show Talents d’Afrique, where he floated the possibility of his international retirement:

I am thinking hard about retiring from international football.

I am honestly asking myself that question. Sadly I have come to this point, and I am going to make a decision.

It could come before or after our next game against Burundi [on March 23].

Normally I would go if called up, but I am hesitating because I want to make matters improve.

I would love Gabon to qualify for the African Nations Cup finals. But if things don’t improve I don’t see the point of going.

I am waiting for changes to be made. We always end up in the same situation on the eve of matches, asking questions we shouldn’t need to ask.

I want football to become more professional in Gabon. It is what the players deserve. That is what is lacking, and it is the reason why I sometimes don’t turn up to play.

I am extremely disappointed by the behaviour of certain people – both in the Gabon FA and higher up.

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