Players who currently play for Gor Mahia or have previously played for Gor Mahia formed the bulk of the squad named by Harambee stars coach Sebastian Migne. Stars are due to play Ghana Black Stars in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group “F” qualifier at Kasarani Stadium.
The Kogalo players in the squad are Philemon Otieno, Joash Onyango and Francis Kahata. The former Kogalo players are Eric Ouma, Anthony Akumu, David Owino, Musa Mohamed and Michael Olunga.
Kenya lost their opener away to Sierra Leone, therefore a win is crucial if they are to keep their hopes alive. One Kogalo player who is sure to be in the starting line-up is the in-form Francis Kahata.
Kenya has never played Ghana in a competitive match. All the previous matches have been friendlies. Ghana is responsible for inflicting the heaviest defeat Kenya has ever suffered (13-2) in 1964. That was the only time former president Jomo Kenyatta ever attended a football match and he left in a huff at halftime as Ghana started to run up the score. Before he left, he cried out in despair: “Why can’t they bring in Kipchoge Keino to run past these Ghanaians. “.