Kimani joins Stars training camp
18 October 2011, 09:14
Nairobi - Mathare United captain Anthony Kimani was among 11 players who reported to Harambee Stars training camp at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani ahead of their Pre World Cup qualifier against Seychelles.
Kimani who missed Stars’ last match against match against Uganda cranes owing to injury was in fine form as he went through the paces with the rest of the squad under head coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno.
However, Monday’s training session was marked with low turn-out as key players from AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia and Sofapaka were give time off to join their respective clubs. The clubs are preparing for the Football Kenya Limited(FKL) Cup semifinals.
Sofapaka face Thika United on Wednesday while Gor Mahia will take on their traditional arch rivals AFC Leopards on Thursday.
Other players who turned up on Monday afternoon include goalkeeper Jackton Odhiambo of Ulinzi Stars, Pascal Ochieng(Rangers), Chrispin Olando(Tusker), Stephen Waruru(Ulinzi Stars), Eugene Asike (KCB), Brian Mandela (Tusker), Rama Salim (Congo United), Paul Were (Tusker), Robert Kwaye (Western Stima) and Isaac Otieno (Tusker)
Harambee Stars face Seychelles on November 11th and 15th in a two legged tie with the winner qualifying to join group F of the 2014 world cup qualifiers.
Team manager Edward Odour said this week’s training session will be marked with low turn-out owing to the absence of several players who will be featuring for their clubs in FKL cup engagements.
“We shall still soldier on with or without them. The mood in the camp is good and I’m happy Mathare United captain Kimani is with us .We missed his services last week in Uganda but now that he is back, we expect better team work” said Odour.