Okumbi names provisional squad as Kenya opt for junior personnel in Senior Keep Cup

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Kenya has opted to send the Below-23 personnel, the Emerging Stars, for this year’s CECAFA Senior Keep Cup which is scheduled for Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Opposite from earlier years, CECAFA has decided to get the tournament played in July.

Previously it was as soon as played in December nonetheless the change was as soon as necessitated when Africa changed most of its calendars to confirm to the European leagues. On the other hand, with the Coronavirus disruptions in quite a lot of the nations, leagues get not been done.

With the Kenyan premier League at a really out of the ordinary stage and most teams unwilling to launch their key avid gamers, the Soccer Kenya Federation has chosen to streak with a youthful facet to succor them accomplish expertise.

The personnel will most probably be coached by Stanley Okumbi, who has already named his provisional squad that looks very solid on paper. Quite a lot of the avid gamers known as in are from Premier League golf equipment whereas 5 get been integrated from the second and third tier.

“Some avid gamers are unavailable as they are on accountability with their golf equipment in the FKF Leagues. I’m confident, then all yet again, that these we now get known as up get what it takes to produce a determined in Ethiopia,” Okumbi acknowledged.

Nairobi Stima goalkeeper Junior Owino, defender Portipher Odhiambo from Vihiga Bullets, Francis Mwangi from Mwatate United, Alfred Tanui from Kisumu All Stars moreover as striker Ken Wanyonyi from third tier facet Bungoma Superstars get been named in the provisional squad.

Amongst the well-known names supplied in the personnel encompass Tusker FC striker Henry Meja whose absence will most probably be a mountainous depart out for the title chasing brewers. AFC Leopards’ trio of Marvin Nabwire and Collins Shichenge moreover as Yusuf Mainge get moreover been named in the personnel.

Kenya done third at the closing Senior Keep Cup tournament played in Kampala, Uganda, after beating Tanzania 2-1 in the play-off. They’d then all yet again suffered a shock defeat to Eritrea in the semis.

The provisional squad reported to camp on Sunday night and can get a coaching session on Tuesday, earlier than avid gamers are launched aid to their Premier League golf equipment for the midweek league assignments.

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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