Kenyan duo ruled out, one doubtful

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The Kenya national team head coach Stanley Okumbi will not be able to call on a number of key players for the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier pitting the Harambee Stars against Guinea Bissau on Wednesday 23 March.

Greece based Paul Were, who turns out for Kalloni FC who were relegated on Sunday 20 March flew straight to Nairobi from Greece as he had to sort out his documentation issues while Belgium based Ayub Timbe suffered an ankle injury in his team’s weekend match.

While Were might be available for the return leg scheduled for Sunday 27 March in Nairobi, Timbe is likely to miss both legs of the tie, which will be a big blow for the team.

Meanwhile, Zambia based Anthony Akumu remains a doubt for the Wednesday game, even though he is still expected in Bissau.

Akumu was the victim of hooliganism after being hit in the left eye by a stone thrown from the stands when his team Zesco United eliminated Guinean side Horaya FC from the CAF Champions League on Sunday.

He will be assessed upon arrival but all signs point at him being used in the return leg.