NAIROBI, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Celtic star Victor Wanyama and AJ Ajaccio striker Dennis Oliech are expected to lead Kenya's Harambee Stars challenge against the might of the Nigerian Super Eagles in Calabar during their 2014 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on Saturday.
The two players were included in head coach Adel Amrouche's final travelling squad of 19 released on Monday ahead of their Wednesday departure to Nigeria.
At the same time, the Nigerian FA will charter a flight for the Kenyans from Lagos to the coastal city of Calabar that is 850km from the Nigerian commercial capital.
"Bolao Akins, an official of the Nigeria FA, has said the association will charter a plane since there are no commercial flights from the capital city to Calabar and it takes 12 hours by road," a statement from Football Kenya Federation (FKF) said on Monday.
Other foreign based players in Amrouche's first competitive squad include David Gateri (Salt River Black Pool, SA), Brian Mandela (Santos, SA), Arnold Origi (Lillestrom, Norway), Johanna Omolo (Bierschott, Belgium) and Jamal Mohammed (Al Nasr, Oman).
"Nigeria will be a tough test for Kenya but that is the kind of game we need to know where we are," said the coach ahead of the clash ahead of the African champions.
Squad: Keepers: Arnold Otieno, Duncan Ochieng;
Defenders: Abdalla Juma, David Owino, Brian Mandela, Mark Odhiambo, Mulinge Ndeto Mnandi;
Midfielders: Victor Mugubi, George Owino, David Ochieng, Jamal Mohammed, David Gateri, Francis Kahata, Johanna Ochieng Omollo;
Forwards: Edwin Lavasta, Paul Were, Christian Bwamy, Dennis Oliech, Jacob Keli.