Lack of quorum at Harambee Stars Camp

Oct 18, 2011

Only a dozen players reported to the Harambee Stars training camp two days after the camp was convened at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Harambee Stars Team manager Edward Odour confirmed to sportsnewsarena.com on Tuesday, that only 12 players had reported to camp.

“We expect the number to increase next week, since player from Sofapaka, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are still unavailable”, Oduor said.

The three teams are currently preparing for their respective FKL Cup semi final matches. Sofapaka will play Thika United in the first semi final match Wednesday at the Nyayo National Stadium.

The match will pave way for the high-billed clash between perennial rivals Gor and Leopards the following day in the second semi at the same venue.

Meanwhile, Oduor revealed that team's technical bench had put forward a proposal to the Harambee Stars Management Board (HSMB) to have the team switch it's training base to Mombasa for the 2014 World Cup preliminary qualifier against Seychelles next month.

“Locating to Mombasa will help the players acclimatise better since the climate in Mombasa and Seychelles are similar. We have put the proposal forward and it is now upon the HSMB to approve it”, Oduor said.

However, Oduor said that there are no plans for the team to play an international friendly match in readiness for Seychelles.

“We don't have any plans for an international friendly match but we could play a non-high profile build-up match against a local club side”, he said.

The squad which was named last week by head coach Zedekiah “Zico” Otieno is largely unchanged from the one that did national duty against Uganda in Kampala a fortnight ago.

According to Oduor, all players that have been called up are match fit apart from Mathare United defender Anthony Kimani.

“Kimani is still recovery from the injury he suffered a couple of week ago and we are waiting for a final report from the team doctor”, he said.

 

Nesta Kizito

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