Harambee Stars held their first training on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Utalii grounds ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers matches against Uganda and Rwanda.
All the 26 local based players reported to camp on Wednesday, with exception of AFC Leopards striker Elvis Rupia who had been axed from the squad, with reports indicating that the forward is in Saudi Arabia to finalise a move to one of the clubs in the middle East.
Speaking during their first training session, Sofapaka midfielder Lawrence Juma and Tusker defender Eugene Asike promised to replicate their good form in the just concluded Football Kenya Federation Premier league season to the national team.
“I am to transfer my good form from the league to the national team and help attain a positive results in the crucial back to back 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Uganda and Rwanda,” Said Juma who netted 16 goals in the just ended season.
Tusker captain Eugene Asike played an important role in enabling the Brewers clinch their 12th title.
“Today’s training session was fruitful and exciting, we got to see how good our endurance is and I believe over the next training session we will improve and be in our next form for the crucial 2022 World Cup qualifiers,” said Asike.
Foreign based players are expected to hit camp next week.
Stars will face Uganda on September 2nd after which they will head to Rwanda on September 3rd to flex muscles with Amavumbi(The Wasp) on September 5th.