Harambee Stars kick off the defense of their CECAFA title this Sunday when they play their opening group match against Tanzania. Francis Kimanzi has already selected the team that will represent Kenya at the tournament.
Below, we look at the players who could make the difference for Kenya against their East and central African neighbors.
The Gor Mahia captain has been a consistent feature for the Harambee Stars for close to three years now. His experience will be a key component for a Harambee Stars team that needs leaders both on and off the pitch.
In terms of play, Muguna’s creativity, and goal-scoring prowess will keep opposition defenders in check.
The AFCLeopards forward has been in fine form this season and already has five goals t his name in the league so far. Quick with and without the ball, Makwatta will provide the likes of Muguna with runs that make it easy for them to provide the killer pass.
He also has a great work-rate which means that defenders will not be allowed time and space on the ball.
The Mathare United midfielder is currently the player with the most assists in the Kenyan Premier League. He can play on any flank but is more comfortable playing in the #10 position where his creativity is fully utilized.
He has the added advantage of having worked with Francis Kimanzi befoe when both were at Mathare United.
One of the bright sparks of an otherwise very dull Wazito FC. Though his team concedes goals in almost every game, his individual talent always stands out.
He has a great reading of the game and his height means that he is bot an asset while defending corners and while his team is taking them. Definitely one to keep a close eye on.