The National U23 Football team, Emerging Stars, achieved a 2-1 triumph over Uzbekistan in an International friendly match played on Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Barkamol Avlod Stadium in Andijan, Uzbekistan.
Chrispinus Onyango opened the scores in the 22nd minute before Pistone Mutamba added a second for the guests in the 34th minute. The first half ended 0-2.
Upon resumption, Uzbekistan would pull one back in the 75th minute through Andrey Sidorov, but it was a little late as Kenya held onto the slim lead for all three points.
The teams are set to face off in a second leg friendly match on Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Uzbekistan.
Kenya has enrolled to take part in the 2020 Olympics. The matches against Uzbekistan will thus be the first of a series of friendlies the team will take part in, in preparation for the Olympic Qualifiers.
Timothy Odhiambo (GK), Amai Atariza, Bolton Omwenga, Mike Kibwage Mike, Joseph Okumu ©, Sven Yidah, Cliff Kasuti, Ibrahim Shambi, Pistone Mutamba, Chrispinus Onyango, Jaffar Owiti
Job Ochieng, Teddy Osok, Siraj Mohammed, Nicholas Kipkirui, Daniel Otieno, James Mazembe, Brian Yator, Henry Juma, David Owino, Ahmad Ahmed, Bernard Ochieng