The three Kogalo players who have played key roles in the AFCON qualifiers were the only players selected.
Kenneth Muguna, Samuel Onyango, Harun Shakava and Nicholas Kipkirui who have made strong cases this season, were not selected by Coach Sebastian Migne. Muguna and Kipkirui were however named in the CHAN squad where Kogalo provides the bulk of the players
Migne on Dennis Oliech
Migne explained why Oliech was left out of the squad..
“Historically he was one of the best players in Kenya but what is interesting for me is to see now. I am not sure he is the best striker. For me if he shows me he deserves to be there he will be there I am not afraid about it,” Migne said.
“In terms of experience it will be fantastic but in terms of performance he didn’t show me he could be there to compete with his teammates. He scored five goals in the league with three or four penalties and I wait for more from him,”
“I have nothing against Oliech; he played for my former team Nantes at one point in his career but now sorry maybe I arrive too late in the country for him,” the coach noted.
Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi (St. Georges, Ethiopia), Faruok Shikhalo (Bandari FC, Kenya), John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)
Defenders: Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia-Kenya), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC-Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia-Kenya), Abud Omar (Sepsi Sfântu-Romania), David Owino (Zesco United-Zambia), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United-Kenya), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United-South Africa), Erick Ouma (Vasalund IF-Sweden), Joseph Okumu
Midfielders: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs-England), Anthony Akumu (Zesco United-Zambia), Eric Johanna (IF Bromma-Sweden), Ismael Gonzales (UD Las Palmas-Spain), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia-Kenya), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka FC-Kenya), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge-Belgium), Christopher Mbamba (Oskarshamns AIK-Sweden), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Clifton Miheso (Portugal)
Forwards: Paul Were (AFC Leopards-Kenya), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe-China), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol-Japan), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz-Kenya), John Avire (Sofapaka), Masud Juma (Libya), Ochieng Ovella (IF Vasalund, Sweden)
Goalkeepers: Farouk Shikalo, John Oyemba, Brian Bwire
Defenders: Philemon Otieno, Joash Onyango, Bernard Ochieng, Charles Momanyi, Michael Kibwage, Andrew Juma, David Ochieng, David Owino, Eric Juma
Midfielders: Roy Okal, Teddy Osok, Patillah Omotto, Dennis Odhiambo, Ibrahim Shambi, Duke Abuya, Whyvonne Izusa, Cliff Nyakeya
Forward: John Avire, Sydney Lokale, Nicholas Kipkirui, Piston Mutamba, Allan Wanga, Enosh Ochieng.