Kenya U17 National team kick off preps for UNAF U18 Tournament

Kenya U17 National team kick off preps for UNAF U18 Tournament

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The Kenya U17 national team has on Friday March 29, 2019, kicked off preparations for the upcoming Union of North African Football Federations U18 football tournament.

The team held two training sessions on Friday, with more lined up in the coming days ahead of the four nation tournament, set to be held in Egypt between April 4, and April 11, 2019.

33 players have been called up to the team, most of whom played a part in the team’s CECAFA U17 Championships in Burundi last year.

“For continuity, we have retained much of the squad we had last year at the CECAFA Championships. We also did some scouting at the school games as well as the Copa Coca-Cola African Championships, and I am confident that the squad is equal to the task,” said coach Michael Amenga.

Kenya U17 team

The Kenya U17 National Team players and officials pose for a photo after their Friday training session at the Roselyn Academy in Gigiri

The team jets out to Egypt on April 4, 2019, with the first match slated for April 6, 2019.

Kenya will come up against Algeria, Morocco and hosts Egypt in the four nation tournament.

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Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers

Brian Olang’o (Kamukunji High School), Bixente Lazarazu (Kamukunji High School), Maxwell Mulili (Green Commandos), Issa Emoria (St Anthony Kitale)

Defenders

Alphonce Omija (Babadogo Secondary), Derrick Omondi (Dagoretti High School), Tony Castro Odhiambo (Butere Boys), Telvin Maina (Kangemi All Stars), Arnold Onyango (Mathare United), Oscar Kamori (Kayonzo Boys), Christopher Raila (St Anthony Kitale), David Leone (St Anthony Kitale), Salim Badi (St Anthony Kitale), Wisdom Naya (St Anthony Kitale), Issa Rashid (St Anthony Kitale), Lesley Otieno (Sunflower Secondary), Lawrence Odhiambo (Sunflower Secondary)

Midfielders

Matthew Mwendwa (Annointed High School), Felix Chabaya (Brownhill Academy), Said Musa (Eastleigh High), Keith Imbali (Eastleigh High), Wilkins Ochieng (Club Brugge), Boniface Mwangemi (Dagoretti High School), Paul Kinyanjui (Devki School), Hillary Okoth (Hidden Talent), Patrick Ngunyi (Kariobangi Sharks), Hussein Abdul Malik (Mombasa Secondary), Nicholas Omondi (Kariobangi Sharks)

Forwards

Josephat Lopaga Ekale (Eyeview Secondary), Richdonald Bolo (Homabay Secondary), Isaiah Abwal (St Anthony Kitale), Daniel Odhiambo (St Anthony Kitale), Jacob Onyango (St Anthony Kitale)

Also Read: Kenya set to grace UNAF U18 tournament in Egypt


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