Kenya have been boosted ahead of their Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana after midfielder Chris Mbamba secured his National passport.
The 26-year-old, who represented Sweden at youth level switched nationality to his native country.
In order for him to be eligible to play for the Harambee Stars, the former Port Vale man needed to secure a legal passport from the East African country.
Having trained with the side, head Coach Sabastian Migne was impressed with the player hence requested for authorities to facilitate his documentations in the shortest possible time.
Mbamba however secured his Kenyan passport and made the trip to Ghana for Saturday’s game at the Accra Sports Stadium.
“We are very thankful for this support and tonight we will be sending a notification to Fifa to clear the boy so that he can play against Ghana. He is very talented, hardworking and disciplined. He deserves a chance,” said Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa.”
Kenya arrived in Ghana on Thursday evening and has since been lodging at the plush La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel.
The team will hold their mandatory training session today at the Stadium before Saturday’s clash.
By Frank Darkwah