Twenty-one called up ahead of Kenya U23 friendly against Uzbekistan

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The National U20 team in a past training session at the MISC Kasarani. Their U23 counterparts will face Uzbekistan later this month

Twenty-one players have been called up to the Kenya National U23 team, Emerging Stars, ahead of the team’s two-legged friendly matches against Uzbekistan, away, scheduled for March 22, 2018, and March 25, 2018.

Notable names in the squad include AFC Leopards forward Vincent Oburu, Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Sven Yidah and Wazito FC’s Pistone Mutamba.

“Kenya has enrolled to take part in the 2020 Olympics,” said FKF president Nick Mwendwa.

“As such, the Uzbekistan friendlies will be the first in a series of friendlies that the team will play in preparation for the Olympic qualifiers,” explained the FKF president.

Mathare United’s tactician Francis Kimanzi has been appointed the team’s Head Coach and will be assisted by KCB Tactician John Kamau.

Full Squad


Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Job Ochieng (Mathare United)


Mike Kibwage (AFC Leopards), Joseph Okumu (Unattached), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Bolton Owenga (Kariobangi Sharks), David Owino (Mathare United)


Teddy Osok (Sofapaka), Sven Yidah (Kariobangi Sharks), Siraji Mohammed (Bandari), Chrispinus Onyango (KCB), Abdalla Ahmad Ahmed (Mathare United), Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars), Amai Atariza (Bandari), Juma Henry (Kariobangi Sharks)


Brian Yator (KCB), Okoth Daniel Otieno (Sony Sugar), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), Jafari Owitti (AFC Leopards), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards), Pistone Mutamba (Wazito FC)


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