Emerging Stars report to camp ahead of Olympic qualifier against Botswana


Emerging Stars report to camp ahead of Olympic qualifier against Botswana
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 team has in the past week held open sessions, with an initial 54-man squad being trimmed to 23, ahead of the match.
  • Ticket prices for Wednesday’s match have been set at Ksh 100 Regular and Ksh500 VIP, and will be sold on match day at the match venue.

The national U-23 football team, the Emerging Stars, checked into camp on Sunday ahead of the upcoming Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritius.

The team has in the past week held open sessions, with an initial 54-man squad being trimmed to 23, ahead of the match.

Captain Joseph Okumu, who plies his trade in the United States for Real Monarchs, was the first foreign-based player to check in. Ovella Ochieng (USA), Jonah Ayunga (England), Henry Ochieng (England), and Alwyn Tera (Georgia) are set to jet into the country in the course of the week.

The match is slated for Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the MISC Kasarani starting 4 pm, with the winner on aggregate set to face either of Sudan or Seychelles in the second round. A third round, which will determine which team graces the Africa U23 Cup of Nations, is also in line.

Ticket prices for Wednesday’s match have been set at Ksh 100 Regular and Ksh500 VIP, and will be sold on match day at the match venue.

The final U23 AFCON tournament, set to be held in Egypt in November 2019, will act as a qualifier for the 2020 Summer Olympics, with the best three teams gaining automatic qualification.

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