Meja, Omalla in Okumbi’s U-23 team for Cecafa


Meja, Omalla in Okumbi's U-23 team for Cecafa
Kenya Under 20 coach Stanley Okumbi. (PHOTO/FKF Media)

In Summary

  • The team converged for a residential camp on Sunday in preparation for the tourney, to be played in Ethiopia’s Nothern City of Bahir Dar between July 3 and July 18.
  • Okumbi, while releasing the squad, noted that he would miss the services of a couple of players.

Head coach of the Kenya U-23 Emerging Stars Stanley Okumbi has named the provisional squad of the team set to take part in the 2021 CECAFA Senior Championships next month.

Among the notable inclusions are Tusker forward Henry Meja, Gor Mahia’s Benson Omalla, AFC Leopards’ Marvin Nabwire, Sofapaka’s Ambrose Sifuna, and Kariobangi Sharks’ goalkeeper Brian Bwire.

Okumbi, while releasing the squad, noted that he would miss the services of a couple of players who are involved with their clubs. He however noted that the team is up to the task.

“Some players are unavailable as they are on duty with their clubs in the FKF Leagues. I’m confident that those we have called up have what it takes to achieve a positive outcome in Ethiopia,” said coach Okumbi.

The team converged for a residential camp on Sunday in preparation for the tourney, to be played in Ethiopia’s Nothern City of Bahir Dar between July 3 and July 18.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers

Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks), Caleb Otieno (Gor Mahia), Dolph Junior Owino (Nairobi Stima)

Defenders

Jimmy Ndungi (Tusker), Portipher Odhiambo (Vihiga Bullets), Silvester Owino (Kakamega Homeboyz), Moses Mudavadi (Nzoia), Collins Shichenje (AFC Leopards), Boniface Mwangemi (Kariobangi Sharks), Yussuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Fredrick Alushula (Kariobangi Sharks), Brian Wepo (KCB)

Midfielders

Joshua Nyatini (Posta Rangers), Marvin Nabwire (AFC Leopards), Sven Yidah (Nairobi City Stars), Vincent Wasambo (KCB), Faraj Ominde (Tusker), Reagan Otieno (KCB), Oliver Maloba (Nairobi City Stars), Peter Thiong’o (AFC Leopards), Francis Mwangi (Mwatate United), Ambrose Sifuna (Sofapaka), Josephat Lopaga (Posta Rangers), Steiner Musasia (Posta Rangers), John Njuguna (Ulinzi Stars), Dennis Musamali (Nzoia Sugar), Elisha Wekesa (Nzoia Sugar)

Forwards

Benson Omalla (Gor Mahia), Henry Meja (Tusker), Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Ken Wanyonyi (Bungoma Superstars), Alfred Tanui (Kisumu All-Stars)

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