Lack of player travel documents worries Coach Kamau
Lack of necessary travel documents is derailing the national under 20 football team’s preparations for their February 10 and 12 friendly matches in Dakar, Senegal.
Head Coach John Kamau on Wednesday called up 26 players to camp but has now warned the lack of passports affecting the majority of the squad could prove a major setback.
“We had little squad selection problems since most of these players are now regulars. We identified more promising players during the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) under 20 championships for reinforcement purposes.
“They all need passports for international matches so some might be forced back out of camp to apply for the same. It’s a major problem for us especially given even those players that played in the KPL championships lack these documents,” Kamau told Citizen Digital.
He now fears the players could have little time to gel as a unit.
“We leave early next week so you can tell how little the time we have is. We can’t leave everything to the federation, the players know if you are in the national team it is their duty to make sure they are ready,” he added.
UNDER 20 SQUAD FOR SENEGAL FRIENDLIES:
Ahmed Musa Omar- Bandari Youth GK
John Otieno- Barding School GK
Job Ochieng- Kakamega High GK
Mohammed Molisia- Western Stima CB
Ezekiel Nyati-Passenga High CB
Washington Onyago- Gor Mahia Youth CB
Maingi Muthoka- Kilifi RB
Baraka Badi-Thika United FC RB
Samuel Semo- Korogocho Youth FC LB
David Owino-Laiser Hill LB
Bernard Ouma- Our Lady of Fatuma MD
John Njuguna- Passenga School MD
Teddy Osok-Nairobi Stima MD
Vincent Wasambo- Kariobangi Sharks FC MD
John Macharia- Kariobangi Sharks MD
Joshua Otieno- Sony Sugar FC MD
Ramadhan ‘Messi’ Agege- Aspire Academy MD
Abdikhaliq M. Elmoge- Al-Hilal Wajir LW
James Mazembe- Kakamega High LW
Francis Kinyua- Thika Youth RW
Michael O. Ochieng- Kariobangi Sharks LW
Masika Musa- Laiser Hill Sch RW
Remy Sheikh- Ligi Ndogo RW
Victor Ogendo- Bukembe Boys High ST
Peter Kamau- Acakoro ST
Jaffery Owiti- Chemelil Sugar FC ST
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