Kenya captain Victor Wanyama is set to return to the national team for next month's Africa Cup of Nations double-header again Ethiopia.

The 27-year-old Tottenham Hotspur star, who has been struggling to shake off a nagging knee injury he picked up in pre-season, was included in a 21-squad named on Friday named by coach Sebastian Migne.

Wanyama missed Kenya's 1-0 shock win against the Group F leader, Ghana in Nairobi last month but signalled his return to the game when he came off the bench in Tottenham's 2-1 loss to Liverpool at Wembley last Saturday.

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Migne has also called up South Africa-based defender Brian Mandela who was suspended against Ghana.

Kenya is scheduled to play Ethiopia in Bahir Dar on October 10, with the return game in Nairobi three days later.

The Harambee Stars are placed second on three points, behind leader Ghana, which also has the same number of points but with a superior goal difference. Sierra Leone is third and Ethiopia occupies the fourth spot.