Maritzburg United defender Brian Mandela is the latest player to link up with the Kenya national team ahead of the game against Mauritius on Sunday 11 October.
The burly defender missed the first leg match on Wednesday 7 October with passport complications but he has that sorted out now and joined the team for Friday training at the Ruaraka Complex.
Speaking to 366football.com, Mandela said he is happy to be with the national team and will be looking to play his part on Sunday.
“I am happy to be back; I had wished to be available for the first leg but with problems with the travel documents I couldn’t. That is sorted now and I am ready to stand tall for my nation,” he noted.
His availability brings to four the number of available central defenders for Bobby Williamson to choose from with David Ochieng, Harun Shakava and Musa Mohamed already in camp and the coach did not give a guarantee that he will field him on the day.
“We have many good players in the team and I can’t say whether or not he will play; we will have a closed session tomorrow then maybe afterwards we will know who to select in the team but he seems sharp enough,” the coach said.
The match will be staged at the Safaricom Kasarani Stadium as from 4pm on Sunday 11 October.