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Harambee Stars playing schedule at Four Nations Tournament

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 15:26 | By
Harambee Stars head coach Engin Firat and players in PHOTO/Harambee Stars/(@Harambee__Stars)/TWITTER.
Harambee Stars head coach Engin Firat and players in PHOTO/Harambee Stars/(@Harambee__Stars)/TWITTER.

Harambee Stars' schedule for the Four Nations Tournament has been officially confirmed for March 23-26, 2024, in Malawi.

The tournament will follow a semi-final format, where the winners of each match will progress to the final, while the losing teams will compete in a third-place play-off.

Harambee Stars opener

Stars will commence their campaign against Malawi in their opening match on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the Bingu National Stadium.

Harambee Stars' training session. PHOTO/(@Harambee__Stars)/X
Harambee Stars' training session. PHOTO/(@Harambee__Stars)/X

Accompanying Kenya in this competition are teams from Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. This tournament offers a valuable opportunity for additional match practice within the limited international window, as part of their preparations for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup and the 2025 AFCON qualifying campaigns.

Stars are currently in their third day of residential training as they intensify their preparations for the Four Nations Tournament.

Coach Engin Firat has assembled a squad for the upcoming Four Nations Tournament that boasts a mix of both local and internationally-based players.

Leading the team is captain Michael Olunga, alongside notable names such as Ayub Timbe, Joseph Okumu, Johnstone Omurwa, Amos Nondi, Richard Odada, and Teddy Akumu, who form the foreign-based contingent.

One noteworthy inclusion is Alphonce Omija, who earns his debut call-up to the national team after impressing with the U17 junior team.

Joining him in their first national team appearances are Shariff Musa, Bonphas Munyasa, Chris Erambo, and Kaycie Odhiambo.

Collins Sichenje arriving at Harambee Stars' training ground. PHOTO/(@Harambee__Stars)/X
Collins Sichenje arrives at Harambee Stars' training ground. PHOTO/(@Harambee__Stars)/X

Furthermore, there's the return of John Avire to the national team fold, adding depth and experience to the squad.

Harambee Stars Fixtures

Saturday, March 23, 2024

  1. Zambia vs Zimbabwe (Bingu National Stadium, 2 pm)
  2. Malawi vs Kenya (Bingu National Stadium, 2 pm)

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Third place play-off | Loser Match 1 vs Loser Match 2 | Bingu National Stadium, 2 pm

Final | Winner Match 1 vs Winner Match 2 | Bingu National Stadium, 5 pm

Harambee Stars training squad
Goalkeepers

Ian Otieno (Zesco-Zambia), Patrick Matasi (Kenya Police), Byrne Odhiambo (Bandari), Bonphas Munyasa (Muranga Seal)

Defenders

Collins Sichenje (AIK-Sweden), Joseph Okumu (Reims-France), Johnstone Omurwa (Estrela-Portugal), Dennis Ng’ang’a (Zanaco Zambia), Daniel Anyembe (Viborg-Denmark), Amos Nondi (Ararat), Abud Omar (Kenya Police), Eric Ouma (Rakow-Poland)

Midfielders

Alphonce Omija (Dhofar-Oman), Kaycie Odhiambo (AFC Leopards), Chris Erambo (Tusker), Richard Odada (Aalborg-Denmark), Anthony Akumu (Sagan Tosu), Kenneth Muguna (Kenya Police), David Sakwa (Bandari), Shariff Musa (Gor Mahia), Ayub Timbe (Sebail-Azeberijan), Eric Johanna  (UTA-Romania), Rooney Onyango (Gor Mahia)

Forwards

John Avire (Sekka), Michael Olunga (Duhail-Oman), Jonah Ayunga (ST. Mirren-Scotland), Benson Omalla (Gor Mahia)

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