International friendly match at 4pm! Harambee Stars starting lineup for Zambia clash named
Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi reacts during morning training session at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on October 07, 2020 ahead of their International Friendly match against Zambia at Nyayo national stadium on Friday, October 09, 2020. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has named the starting lineup for today’s 4pm friendly match against Zambia.

Both Kenya and Zambia will be using the fixture, which will be played behind closed doors, to prepare for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

As Kenya will be battling out with Comoros in a two-legged Group G encounter, Zambia will be facing Botswana in Group H ties.

Kenya Starting XI: Ian Otieno (Goal Keeper), Baraka Badi, David Owino, Joash Onyango, Brian Mandela, Anthony Akumu, Kenneth Muguna, Lawrence Juma, Erick Johanna, Cliff Nyakeya, Masud Juma

Subs: Timothy Odhiambo, Philemon Otieno, Clarke Oduor, Timothy Otieno, Oscar Wamalwa, Abdallah Hassan, Francis Kahata, Elvis Rupia, Austin Otieno, Katana Mohamed, Johnstone Omurwa.

Kenya will ,however, have to do without the services of the dependable quintet of Victor Wanyama (Montreal Impact, Canada), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Arnold Origi (HIFK, Finland), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China) and Johanna Omolo (Cercle Brugge K.S.V, Belgium) and Joseph Okumu (Elfsborg, Sweden). The five players are away due to Covid-19 related travelling restrictions.

 The match kicks off at 4 pm EAT.

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