CECAFA U17: Kenya shifts focus to Ethiopia after Burundi triumph

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National U17 team's Dan Odhiambo (R) takes on his U15 counterpart Japheth Mzungu in a past friendly match at Camp Toyoyo
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The National U17 football team will on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, face Ethiopia in her second Group A match of the CECAFA U17 Championships in Burundi.

The match, set to be played at the Gitega Stadium starting 4.30 pm, follows Kenya’s 4-0 win over the hosts, in the first match played on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Forward Isaiah Abwal scored a second-half brace to add onto first-half strikes by Christopher Raila and Nicholas Omondi, consequently handing Kenya an early Group A lead.

FKF Deputy Technical Director Michael Amenga, who heads the team’s technical bench, is confident that the juniors will get a positive result against Ethiopia.

“We gave a good account of ourselves in our first match (against Burundi),” said coach Amenga.

“The players are both physically and psychologically in the right shape, and I believe we can get a positive result against Ethiopia,” he added.

Also Read: Kenya kicks off CECAFA U17 campaign with a win over Burundi

Semifinals

A win against Ethiopia will guarantee Kenya a place in the semifinals, ahead of the final Group A match against Somalia, slated for Friday, April 20, 2018.

The top two teams from each of the two groups will gain qualification to the semifinals, set to be played on April 25, with the final set to be played on April 29, 2018.

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