Jonah Ayunga keen to play for Harambee Stars

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 22:18 | By
Jonah Ayunga celebrates with teammates. PHOTO/Allan Picken
Jonah Ayunga celebrates with teammates. PHOTO/Allan Picken

St Mirren's striker Jonah Ayunga says he is keen to play for Kenya Men's National Team Harambee Stars.

The forward, who is currently based in Scotland, was initially called up to the Harambee Stars squad in 2016 when he was 18 years old.

Coach Stanley Okumbi's team was preparing for a friendly match against Uganda before the last 2017 AFCON qualifier against Zambia.

Chance to play

The player now believes that being at Mirren gives him a chance to honour national team call-ups.

“My dad moved over to the UK just after I was born. All his side of the family are still over there.

Jonah Ayunga in a past clash. PHOTO/ Mirren.

“My last call up was about three years ago, when I was at Sutton United. Now that I’m at a club where there’s an international break every time it comes around, I’m free to go," he told Renfrewshire Live Sport.

“There’s a couple of people involved with Kenya I still speak to and a couple of players as well."

“It’ll be a lot easier now there’s a window for me to be able to go and not miss games."

“Hopefully I’ll be able to get out there again soon,” he concluded.

Ayunga's clubs

Ayunga has previously played for Brighton Hove Albion, Sutton United, Havant & Waterlooville, Bristol Rovers and Morecambe.

At Mirren, Ayunga has scored two goals in eight league appearances.

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