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Harambee Stars: Doubtful Michael Olunga, Ayub Timbe to miss friendly

Harambee Stars Winger Ayub Timbe is set to miss the team’s friendly against Comoros with an ankle injury.

Also doubtful for the match, is Girona Striker Michael Olunga who suffered a hamstring muscle strain in training yesterday and is set to undergo a late fitness test ahead of the match that is scheduled to kick off at 7pm Kenya time.

“We were hopeful that Timbe who has been carrying a nagging ankle injury would recover in time for the match,” said Harambee Stars Interim Coach Stanley Okumbi.

“Unfortunately, the medics have just informed us that they have ruled him out for today’s match as playing him risks aggravating the injury.

“That notwithstanding is that we continue to monitor Olunga’s situation, which means that he may need to undergo a late fitness test to ascertain whether he is fit to play a role in the match but as it stands now he is a doubt and we may not know until very late whether it will be safe to play him,” explained Okumbi.

Harambee Stars are scheduled to play Comoros and the Central African Republic, away in Morocco, in two international friendlies, which are in preparations for the team’s 2019 AFCON qualifier against Ghana.

In the first match scheduled to be played today, Saturday March 24, 2018 at the Grand Stade in Marrakech Stars will take on Comoros before playing the Central African Republic on March 26, 2018 at the same venue

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