Saruni, who was handed his first call up to the National team by head coach Stanley Okumbi for this assignment, will compete for a place in between the sticks with Gor Mahia custodian Boniface Oluoch as Okumbi goes in search of his first win on the road in Kinshasa.
In an interview with Soka prior to the team’s departure, Saruni pointed out that it was indeed a great honor to be part of the travelling party adding that he has his sights trained on maintaining his place in the team.
“It is really a proud moment for me to have gotten this chance to travel with the team because I have been working very hard for it. I am thankful for my coaches and teammates at club level because they have really been pushing me.
“I also want to thank the coaches here at the national team for believing in me. My target is to be a consistent member of the final squad then I can work for better things,” Saruni told Soka.
Saruni will join his teammate Mark Makwatta as well as Boniface Oluoch, Eric Ouma, Harun Shakava, Jockins Atudo and Victor Majid as the local based players in the 19 man squad.