Sofapaka ace John Avire is delighted to have earned a place in the National team Harambee Stars and his hope is to head to the tournament set for Egypt.
Avire and Dennis Omino have been included in the Harambee Stars provisional 30-man squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. While Omino has been a mainstay in the team playing a crucial role in the qualification, Avire will be making his maiden appearance.
Avire was called up for the Under-23 team for the first time ever in the Olympic qualifiers and has now been given the nod to be among the seniors.
“I am very happy with this chance because it is every player’s dream to play for their national team. Being called up to the AFCON squad is a huge huge thing for me and I promise to work hard to maintain my place in the team,” Avire said.
“I hope I can do enough to go to the Cup of Nations because that would be a massive thing for me. I have to prove in training and in the few matches that remain in the league that I can handle the big stage.”