Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has named a 26-man provisional squad for the upcoming Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.
Former Bandari midfielder Anthony Wambani, now turning out for Swedish third-tier side Vasalunds IF, is the only foreign-based player in the squad that enters camp on Monday at the Utalii Hotel.
Other surprise call ups in the team are promising Kariobangi Sharks youngster Daniel Sakari, Posta Rangers defender Suleiman Ngotho and KCB midfielder Reagan Otieno.
Ulinzi Stars strikers Oscar Wamalwa and Elvis Nandwa are also part of the squad, as well as fast-rising Western Stima forward Benson Omala.
The tournament will be held in Uganda from December 7 to 19. Kenya, who are the defending champions, have been pooled in Group C alongside Tanzania, Djibouti and Zanzibar.
The winner of this year’s edition will bag a cool Sh3 million in prize money.
Goalkeepers: Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)
Defenders: Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito), Suleiman Ngotho (Posta Rangers), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Daniel Sakari (Kariobangi Sharks), Hillary Wandera (Tusker), Andrew Juma (Mathare United), David Owino (Mathare United) Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks)
Midfielders: Anthony Wambani (Vasalunds IF), Roy Okal (Mathare United), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Musa Masika (Wazito), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari), Moses Mudavadi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia), Reagan Otieno (KCB), Luke Namanda (Tusker), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards), Kevin Kimani (Mathare United), Clifton Miheso (Gor Mahia)
Forwards: Oscar Wamalwa (Ulinzi Stars), Benson Omala (Western Stima), Elvis Nandwa (Ulinzi Stars), John Mark Makwatta (AFC Leopards)