Striker Ismael Dunga is one of five players brought back to the Harambee Stars national team for the last two Group E matches, qualifying for the World Cup finals against Uganda and Rwanda respectively.
Dunga, who plays paid football for Japanese club Sagan Tosu, has been named in the 27-man squad named on Monday by coach Engin Firat as well as Gor Mahia defender Philemon Otieno, Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Anthony Akumu Eric Johanna.
Ismael Dunga (right)
Dunga is returning to Harambee Stars for the first time since 2012 with coach Firat also recruiting Wilkins Ochieng, Belgium, and Nairobi City Stars striker Timothy Ouma for the first time.
Otieno played for Kenya for the last time in August 2019 in last year’s World Cup qualifier against Tanzania’s Taifa Stars at Kasarani International Stadium.
Harambee Stars are scheduled to face Uganda on November 11 before finalizing the schedule against Rwanda at Nyayo National Stadium on the 14th of this month.
However Kenya already has no chance of qualifying for next year’s World Cup remaining in third place with 2 points, behind Uganda with 7 points and Mali leaders with 10 points.