Were, Mariga, Gonzalez back in the national team

Paul Were, McDonald Mariga and Ismael Gonzalez are all back in the national team, Harambee Stars ahead of the friendly match against Comoros and Central African Republic in Morocco later in March.

Were, now based in Kazakhstan has been missing from the team for a while and gets the chance to cement his place, but Mariga and Gonzalez, both based in Spain have a chance to impress after being overlooked for a larger part.

With the departure of Paul Put, Stanley Okumbi steps in and he has made a number of big calls, leaving out Gor Mahia keeper Boniface Oluoch but calling up Farouk Shikhalo and also handing a first call to Eric Kapaito of Kariobangi Sharks.

Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers), John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks), Faruk Shikhalo (Bandari)

Defenders: Harun Shakava (Gor Mahia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United, South Africa), David Ochieng, (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), David Owino (Zesco, Zambia), Abud Omar (Slavia Sofia, Bulgaria)

Midfielders: Patilah Omoto (Kariobangi Sharks), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Samuel Onyango (Gor Mahia), Athuman Ismael Gonzales (CF  Fuenlabrada, Spain), Anthony Akumu (Zesco, Zambia), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), McDonald Mariga (Real Oviedo, Spain), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge KSV, Belgium), Paul Were (FC Kaisar, Kazakhstan), Eric Johana Omondi (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden)

Forwards: Ayub Timbe (Heilongjiang FC, China), Cliffton Miheso (Buildcon FC, Zambia), Erick Kapaito (Kariobangi Sharks), Jesse Were (Zesco United) and Michael Olunga (Girona FC, Spain).