Sofapaka goalkeeper David Okello is the newest member called up to the Kenya national team Harambee Stars ahead of the game against Mauritius on Wednesday 7 October, the first leg of the preliminary 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The team’s assistant coach Musa Otieno confirmed the addition, noting that he will fill up the slot with first choice keeper Arnold Origi uncertain to make it for the game.
Muhoroni Youth keeper Farouk Shikhalo has also been called to the team but only as a trainee with Musa stating that he is not in the plans for the match but is a future prospect for the team.
“Shikhalo came in as a trainee because we want to give our young players the chance at the national team. He is not in the team that will travel to Mauritius but of course he is on our radar for future assignments because he is young and is a very good keeper.
“As for Okello, he is in the plan because we are not yet sure about Arnold Origi. Okello fits the billing because he has been in the national team before and has the right kind of experience for this kind of game.
“Okello and Boniface Oluoch will be good enough for the job in case Origi fails to make it but should Origi come then it will be an added advantage for us,” he told 366football.com.