‘Emerging Stars’ jet out for Uzbekistan friendlies


'Emerging Stars' jet out for Uzbekistan friendlies
The National U23 Football team, Emerging Stars, pose for a photo after their final training session. The team has left for Uzbekistan/PHOTO/COURTESY/FKF

In Summary

  • The national U-23 football team, the Emerging Stars, jetted out this morning for Uzbekistan for a two a two-leg friendly match against the hosts
  • According to FKF, Kenya has enrolled to take part in the 2020 Olympics.
  • The matches against Uzbekistan will thus be the first of a series of friendlies the team will take part in, in preparation for the Olympic qualifiers.

The national U-23 football team, the Emerging Stars, jetted out this morning for Uzbekistan for a two a two-leg friendly match against the hosts.

Under the tutelage of coaches Francis Kimanzi and John Kamau, the team is largely made up of players drawn from Kenyan Premier League clubs.

The first match will be played on Thursday, March 22, before facing the hosts again three days later on Sunday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

According to FKF, Kenya has enrolled to take part in the 2020 Olympics. The matches against Uzbekistan will thus be the first of a series of friendlies the team will take part in, in preparation for the Olympic qualifiers.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers

Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Job Ochieng (Mathare United)

Defenders

Mike Kibwage (AFC Leopards), Joseph Okumu (Unattached), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Bolton Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks), David Owino (Mathare United)

Midfielders

Teddy Osok (Sofapaka), Sven Yidah (Kariobangi Sharks), Siraj Mohammed (Bandari), Chrispinus Onyango (KCB), Abdalla Ahmed (Mathare United), Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), Henry Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Cliff Kasuti (Ulinzi Stars)

Attackers

Pistone Mutamba (Wazito), Amai Atariza (Bandari), Jafari Owiti (AFC Leopards), Brian Yator (KCB), Nicholas Kipkirui (Zoo Kericho), Daniel Okoth Otieno (Sony Sugar)

-Courtesy FKF

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