The Kenya U23 national football team will grace the second round of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations Qualifiers, set to be played in March 2019.
This is following a 3-1 win over Mauritius in the second leg played on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the the Anjalay Stadium in Belle Vue, Mauritius.
Pistone Mutamba, Ovella Ochieng and James Mazembe each scored a goal apiece, with the hosts notching a late consolation, to eventually see out an 8-1 win on aggregate over the Island nation.
Kenya had earlier on Wednesday secured a 5-0 cushion in the first leg played at the MISC Kasarani, courtesy of a goal apiece by Johnstone Omurwa, James Mazembe, Pistone Mutamba, Sydney Lokale and Joseph Okumu.
The Emerging Stars will thus face off with the winner of yet another qualifier pitting Sudan against Seychelles.
A third round, which determines who graces the 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Egypt, is also in line. The tourney will act as a qualifier to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Kenya Starting XI
Timothy Odhiambo (GK), Mainge Yusuf, David Owino, Mike Kibwage, Joseph Okumu (C), Tobias Otieno, Ovella Ochieng, Ibrahim Shambi, Pistone Mutamba, Ahmed Abdallah, Owiti Jafari
Brian Bwire (GK), Johnston Omurwa, Lennox Ogutu, James Mazembe, Teddy Osok, Alwyn Tera, Sydney Lokale
Mauritius Starting XI
Pierre Luc Figaro (GK), Pascal Mel Ferre, Neelesh Gukoola, Emmanuel Vincent Jean, James Clevio Sophie, Jean Joenovan Charlot, Jean Anderson Langue, Louis Fernando Jackson, Jean Jacques Patate, David Igory, Mohammad Bilaal Mustafa
Jean Emmanuel Cataperman, Jean Karen Saramandif, Andrien Francois, John Michael Larose, Herbert Gregory Nany, Damion Cliff Wilson, Alex Jason Ferre, Louis Derek Tare