The Mambas host the Harambee Stars on Saturday, 2 September 2017, at the Estadio Nacional do Zimpeto in Maputo to prepare for future competitions especially the next round of matches of the qualifiers of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2019.
Midfielder Kito’s performances with local side, Costa do Sol, has been rewarded with a place in the squad.
Xavier is also looking forward to make amends after the recent loss to Madagascar at the penultimate round of the qualifiers for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018.
“This is a friendly game to continue to prepare the team for the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2019 qualifiers that will take place in March next year.
“We have been working internally and we found Kenya as a competitive opponent that will give us the expected test we are looking for,” Xavier concluded.
The Mambas are joint leaders of Group K with Guinea Bissau on three points in the Total AFCON 2019 qualifiers, after shocking Zambia 1-0 away in Ndola last June. Namibia and Zambia, the other teams in the group are pointless.
Goalkeepers: Victor (Ferroviario de Nacala), Guirrugo (Costa do Sol), Ricardo Campos (Uniao Desportiva de Leiria, Portugal)
Defenders: Zainadine Jr (Maritimo, Portugal), Mexer (Rennes, France), Jeitoso and Edmilson (Cape Town City, South Africa), Reinildo (Sporting Covilha, Portugal), Solomao (Costa do sol)
Midfielders: Clesio (Panetolikos, Greece), Geraldo (Nacional, Portugal), Gildo (Maritimo, Portugal), Telinho (Liga Desportiva), Kambala and Luis Miquissone (UD Songo), Loló and Kito (Costa do Sol), Raul (Ferroviario Nampula)
Forwards: Ratifo (FC Koln, Germany), Domingues (Bidvest Wits, South Africa), Maninho and Dayo (Ferroviário da Beira), Isac (Costa do Sol)