Wanyama the Early Bird as Five Ruled Out Of Kenya-Mozambique Friendly

Cranes' Isaac Isinde tussles for the ball with Kenya's Ayub Timbe in a recent friendly. Timbe is out of Kenya-Mozambique friendly. (Photo by: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Kenya national team will have to play their international friendly against Mozambique without five of the team’s key players, case the federation has revealed.

Belgian based star Ayub Masika Timbe who turns out for SK Lierse is among the biggest names that will miss the game due to an injury.

The other quartet include Tusker FC marksman Allan Wanga, healing Musa Mohammed, generic David Ochieng, and Paul Were.

“Timbe is out injured and as such is not available for selection on Saturday, while we have allowed Were and Ochieng to honor upcoming club assignments, on their club’s requests,” Kenya Coach Stanley Okumbi revealed.

He added that, “Wanga has not reported to camp, but to the sit out of the fixture due to personal engagements, while Musa was released yesterday after it became apparent that his passport would not be ready before Saturday.”


Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder and team skipper, Victor Wanyama was the first foreign based to player to land in the East African country ready for the Saturday friendly duel.

The Kenyans will take on Liberia on Tuesday, November 12th in the second friendly in Nairobi.

The country was dumped out of the world cup qualifiers in the preliminary stages


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