FKF clarifies presence of Germany-based keeper Joel Drepper in Stars camp

FKF clarifies presence of Germany-based keeper Joel Drepper in Stars camp, Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:43 PM

Football Kenya Federation has set the record straight concerning the presence of German-based keeper Joel Drepper in Harambee Stars camp in France.

Despite not being among the 27-man squad named in the traveling party to France, Drepper was spotted training with the national team in Paris.

A Kenyan by birth, Drepper is based in Germany and is currently without a club after parting ways with German fifth division side, TV Jahn Hiesfeld.

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The FKF media liason officer Barry Otieno revealed the shot-stopper was being assessed by Stars' technical bench and that he'll not be part of the team in Egypt.

"Drepper is not part of Harambee Stars team. The technical bench was assessing him to see if he's good enough so that he may be considered for selection in future," Otieno said.

The keeper left the national team camp on Monday, June 3, after training with the team for three days.

"He has left the camp today (Monday)," Otieno added.

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Meanwhile Harambee Stars will play Madagascar in an international friendly match on Friday night, June 7, in Paris to aid their preparations for the upcoming AFCON.

Squad in France:

Keepers: Patrick Matasi, John Oyemba, Faruk Shikalo

Defenders: Abud Omar, Joash Onyango, Joseph Okumu, Musa Mohammed, David Owino, Bernard Ochieng, Brian Mandela, Philemon Otieno, Eric Ouma

Midfielders: Victor Wanyama, Anthony Akumu, Ismael Gonzalez, Ayub Timbe, Francis Kahata, Ovella Ochieng, Dennis Odhiambo, Eric Johanna, Paul Were, Cliffton Miheso, Johanna Omollo

Forwards: John Avire, Masud Juma, Christopher Mbamba, Michael Olunga

Story by Kevin Teya, correspondent.

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