Kenya are still expecting the bulk of invited foreign based players to join camp, as only one of the seven invited has teamed up with their home based counterpart.
Nigeria will host Kenya in a world cup qualifier on Saturday March 23, 2013 in Calabar, and only Dennis Oliech has reported to the camp of the Harambee Stars as at the time of filing in this report, with only five days left to the match.
Head Coach of Kenya Adel Amrouche says he is not worried about the sluggish turnout, indicating that he has enough players in camp for the match.
“I am working with the players I have in the team currently. Whoever joins us along the way is welcome but I cannot certainly say when all the foreign-based players will be in the team,” Amrouche said after the team’s morning training at the City Stadium on Monday.
The other foreign-based players expected to join the team are Celtic ace Victor Wanyama, Racing Genk’s youngster Ayub Timbe, Brian Mandela who plies his trade in South Africa, former City Stars midfielder David Gateri among others.
Norway-based custodian Arnold Origi and Jamal Mohammed who plays for Al Nasr in the Omani League.
The qualifying match, to be played in the city of Calabar on Saturday 23 March, will be Amrouche’s frist since he took over the helms from acting Coach James Nandwa.
A win for Kenya will help the Stars stay afloat in the qualifiers after only managing one point from two group F matches played so far. And a win for Nigeria will see them remain top of the group.