• Ademba, who has five senior caps, last played for the national team in 2019 during the Africa Tokyo Olympic qualifiers in South Africa.
• "Patriotism is paramount and I would like to be part of the team for upcoming assignments. I feel I am in the best shape and ready for the challenge," said Ademba.
Butali Warriors attacking midfielder Shammah Ademba is open to return to the national team after missing the last two assignments.
Kenya will host the North East Africa qualifier for the All Africa Games in May, with Ademba confirming his availability.
The 25-year old missed Kenya's friendly matches against Uganda in 2020 and was omitted from the African Nations Championship team that did duty in Ghana, in January.
Ademba, who has five senior caps, last played for the national team in 2019 during the Africa Tokyo Olympic qualifiers in South Africa.
The former Multimedia University player is considered Kenya's best-attacking player at the moment. A dynamic, all-purpose midfielder, the maestro's vision and creativity is unrivaled.
"Patriotism is paramount and I would like to be part of the team for upcoming assignments. I feel I am in the best shape and ready for the challenge," said Ademba.
He was on the score sheet when Butali drew 2-2 with Kenya Police last weekend.
The Bungoma County native started playing hockey while in Class Five in 2007 and would later join Friends School Kamusinga in 2010, winning the national and East Africa school games titles in 2013.
A title winner with Butali 2019, Ademba said playing for MMU in the Super League between 2014-2018 prepared him for life in the Premier League.
Nicknamed 'Ces Fabregas' because of his vision, Ademba has become Butali's go-to player. He said the presence of experienced players like Zack Aura and George Mutira in Butali's dressing room inspires him.
"Playing for Butali is a lifetime chance. Mutira and Aura are role models to the players and it's good to learn from them," said Ademba, who earned his junior cap in 2014 during the under-18 Olympic qualifiers in Zambia, where Kenya finished third.