Mbamba gets Kenyan passport, cleared to play for Harambee Stars


The midfielder who was born in Zimbabwe to a Namibian father and Kenyan mother, Chris Mbamba, has made his senior international debut for national team, Harambee Stars.

This is after he successfully processed his East African passport from the Immigration department within a day.

Mbamba is now part of the team that is travelling to Accra, Ghana for March 23 Africa Cup of Nations final group qualification match.

In the meantime, South African based defender Brian Mandela is suspicious for the match in the wake of picking an injury amid Wednesday’s training.

Asian based goal-hunters Michael Olunga and Ayub Timbe are out due to injuries but stars skipper and Tottenham Hotspur mid-field anchorman Victor Wanyama is available.

Timbe’s nonappearance could open the entryway for Mbamba.

Mbamba got his football education in Sweden and furthermore enjoyed a short spell at English side Port Vale.

The player is required by football laws to use an East African visa for ID in every single international matches involving Harambee Stars.

This provoked Migné to issue an intrigue to the authorities on Tuesday to quick track preparing the player’s Kenyan Passport according to the laws of dual citizenship.

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