Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne (right) with Football Kenya Federation programme manager Ismail Hussein during a recent KPL match between Mathare United and Kariobangi Sharks at Camp Toyoyo in Jericho estate. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITOHarambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne (right) with Football Kenya Federation programme manager Ismail Hussein during a recent KPL match between Mathare United and Kariobangi Sharks at Camp Toyoyo in Jericho estate. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO
By DAVID KWALIMWA

Newly appointed Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne has rewarded several young players who are enjoying a good form in the Kenya Premier League with call ups to the national team.

Among the new call ups, ahead of the French trainer’s debut assignment, is Nzoia Sugar’s Elvis Rupia, who currently tops the scorers chart in the league.

Others are Pistone Mutamba and Marvin Onyango who have impressed for Wazito and AFC Leopards respectively as well as St Anthony High School defender Moses Mudavadi.

The squad will be assessed over two sessions during a one-day training camp on May 15, and will eventually be boosted by foreign based players ahead of three friendly matches against yet to be determined opposition later in May.

Stars are preparing to face Ghana in a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Ghana in September.

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Rupia has scored 11 goals in 14 league games, an impressive tally that has seen him attracting interest from AFC Leopards and Tusker ahead of the month long mid-season transfer window which opens in June.

Mutamba has meanwhile scored five goals in the league on his debut season, while Marvin has been one of the standout players for Leopards so far.

Mathare United duo of Johnstone Omurwa and Cliff Nyakeya have also been called up, as well as former Gor Mahia pair of Eric Ouma and Musa Mohammed, who are both unattached after brief stints in Albania at FK Tirana.

Full squad – Goalkeepers: John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers) Defenders: Yusuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Bolton Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks), David Owino (Mathare United), Dennis Shikayi (AFC Leopards), Micheal Kibwage (AFC Leopards), Joackins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United), Geoffrey Shiveka (Kariobangi Sharks), Moses Mudavadi (St Anthony Kitale), Musa Mohammed (Unattached), Erick Ouma (Unattached) Midfielders: Chrispin Oduor (Mathare United), Vincent Wasambo (Kariobangi Sharks), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Marvin Omondi (AFC Leopards) Strikers: Elvis Rupia (Nzoia Sugar), Pistone Mutamba (Wazito FC), Ovella Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks)

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