Tusker FC’s teenage striker Henry Meja says he is elated after earning his first ever call up to the senior national team after making it to coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee’s 28-man provisional squad of local based players ahead of next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Kakamega High School alumnus has scored six goals so far this season and has been consistent since making his debut as a substitute, scoring the winner against Gor Mahia.

“I really feel happy because this is something that I have been working on for a while now and it was my dream to one day don the colors of the national team. I feel privileged to have been called up and now I need to work hard and show that I merit to be there,” Meja says.

The striker who was part of Kenya’s team for the CECAFA Under-20 Championship last year hopes he can have as much of an impact in the seniors as he has had in the juniors.

“This is not an opportunity for me to feel comfortable but rather a challenge to work hard. I want to be consistently present in the national team and slowly cement a place there. I know it is not easy because the competition is tough but I am determined to go all out and do it,” he added.

Also called up to the national team is senior player Boniface Muchiri.

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