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Timbe, Gonzalez make ‘exorbitant demands’ to play for Harambee Stars

Senior Harambee Stars players are staring at the axe for reportedly making exorbitant demands before they could turn up for national team assignments, Nairobi News understands.

China based attacker Ayub Timbe and Spanish based midfielder Ismail Gonzalez are among those blacklisted.

This duo missed out of the Stars set up for the recent friendlies against Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

As a matter of fact, Gonzalez has now missed out on a number of games, and is unlikely to be considered in the near future, according to sources at Football Kenya Federation.


“They are asking for business class tickets to come to Nairobi for the games and we can’t afford that. Infact nobody at the Federation travels on business class apart from Wanyama, and this is because Tottenham Hotspur made that demand,” Our source revealed.

The revelation of Ulinzi forward Samuel Onyango who started against Uganda is said to be handing the Stars technical bench hopes that he could be an alternative to Timbe.

Meanwhile, Gonzalez has hardly been missed in central midfield, with the likes of Johanna Omollo, Victor Wanyama, Anthony Akumu, and lately David Ochieng impressing all round.