Kenya have recalled two veteran players, including goalkeeper Noah Ayuko, for their return leg 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifier against Zimbabwe in Harare on Saturday, officials said.
Ayuko replaces first choice goalkeeper Arnold Origi who has been ruled out for up to two months after breaking his knee-cap in the first leg match last weekend.
Defender Andrew Oyombe, an older brother of the France-based striker Dennis Oliech, has been included in the touring party as a precautionary measure by head coach Francis Kimanzi after several of the midfielders took knocks in the first leg.
"I have called up Oyombe as a back-up," Kimanzi said. "The Zimbabweans will be technically better and Oyombe, who is up to them in strength, should provide the cover we need for the return match."
Kenya lead Group 2 standings of the qualifier with six points from three matches. Zimbabwe are second on four points.