Free State Stars' Joseph Okumu enjoys a recall to the Harambee Stars squad where he joins Brian Onyango of Maritzburg United for Kenya’s opening game of 2019 Nations Cup preliminaries.
Okumu’s last appearance for the national team was in November last year in a friendly against Sudan. He has battled with injury since but finished the Premier Soccer League campaign in action for Stars in their 0-0 draw with Chippa United in their last match of the season.
Kenya’s team, picked by coach Stanley Okumbi, is skippered by Victor Wanyama from English top-tier side Tottenham Hotspur.
Left out of the squad is former Lamontville Golden Arrows winger Clifton Miheso, now playing in the Zambian league with newly promoted Buildcon.
Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars)
Defenders: Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Hillary Echesa (Chemelil Sugar), Robinson Mwangi Kamura (AFC Leopards), Simon Mbugua (Posta Rangers), Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), David Ochieng (New York Cosmos, USA), David Odhiambo (Zesco United, Zambia), Pascal Ogweno (Kariobangi Sharks), Joseph Okumu (Free State Stars, South Africa), Bolton Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks), Brian Onyango (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Erick Ouma (Kolkheti Poti), Marlon Tangauzi (Tusker)
Midfielders: Anthony Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Eric Johanna (Vasalund IF, Sweden), Jackson Macharia (Tusker), Victor Majid (Chemelil Sugar), Ovella Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Stephen Waruru, Daniel Waweru (both Ulinzi Stars), Ernest Wendo (Gor Mahia)
Forwards: Masita Masuta (Nzoia Sugar), Boniface Muchiri (Sony Sugar), Masoud Musa (Kariobangi Sharks), Daniel Mwaura (Mathare United), Michael Olunga (Guizhou Zhicheng, China), Joseph Waithera (Wazito FC), Jesse Were (Zesco United, Zambia).