New Harambee Stars coach Paul Put (pictured) has named his first squad that will play in the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge in Kenya in December.
Several new faces have been called to the team made of local based players.
Among those getting their maiden call to to the national team include Kakamega Homeboyz defender Charles Momanyi, Gor Mahia’s Wellington Ochieng and AFC Leopards’ Dennis Shikayi.
Gor Mahia winger George Odhiambo “Blackberry” is making a return after five years out of the squad while Partilla Omotto of Kariobangi Sharks.
Gor Mahia has the highest number of players in the squad with seven players with three from AFC Leopards.
Put who was appointed in the weekend to take over from Stanley Okumbi who drops to the role of assistant coach took Burkina Faso to the finals of the Africa Nations Cup in 2013 in South Africa. The regional tournament will be his first for Kenya.
The Senior Challenge kicks off on December 3, 2017.
Those called up include:
Boniface, Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Gabriel Andika (AFC Leopards), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)
Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Charles Momanyi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Dennis Shikhayi (AFC Leopards), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Harun Shakava (Gor Mahia), Wellington Ochieng (Gor Mahia), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Omar Mbongi (Ulinzi Stars)
Ernest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Whyvonne Issuza (AFC Leopards), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Ovellah Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Lawrence Juma (Nzoia Sugar)
Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Masoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars), Benjamin Mosha (Sony Sugar)
The team is scheduled to report to camp on Sunday, November 26, 2017