Sharks trio in Kenya Under 20 squad for Senegal friendlies
The Kenya Under 20 team will take on Senegal in two international friendlies scheduled to be played on February 10 and 12 in the capital Dakar.
The friendlies are part of Football Kenya Federation (FKF)’s grand master plan that aims to not only foster football development at the junior level but also build a future senior national team.
“We have formulated a policy that will ensure all our junior national teams play two matches in all international friendlies that they partake,” said FKF CEO Robert Muthomi.
“We believe the move will provide an opportunity for the whole squad to not only experience international matches but also learn vital aspects of the game that are key to their future football development,” explained the FKF chief.
Head Coach John Kamau has called up 26 players to camp ahead of the international assignment, with a good number having been scouted during the Kenyan Premier League Under 20 Tournament held last December.
The team is scheduled to report to camp at Kasarani Stadium on Thursday at 10am with Kariobangi Sharks providing three players to the team.
Winger Michael Ovella Ochieng as well as midfielders John Macharia and Vincent Wasambo are the Sharks players who will be vying for places in the final squad that Kamau will travel with to Dakar.
East Africa Secondary School Games Barding High of Kisumu have their impressive keeper Job Ochieng vying to be the number custodian with Laiser Hill High the best represented school with Left Back David Owino and Winger Masika Musa earning call ups.
There is no player in the team from the Mathare United Under 20 team that won the latest edition of the KPL Under 20 in December.
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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