Rising Stars bow out of U20 AFCON race

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Rising Stars vs Rwanda
Rising Stars fullback Yussuf Mainge in action against Rwanda's Protais Sindambiwe during the match
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The National U20 Football team, Rising Stars, has today, Saturday, April 21, 2018, bowed out of the race for a place in the Africa U20 Cup of Nations.

This is following a barren stalemate with Rwanda in a match played at the Stade Regional De Nyamirambo, in Kigali, Rwanda.

Kenya had earlier, on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, shared the spoils with Rwanda in the first leg match.

Richard Odada had given the Rising Stars an early lead that was canceled out by Rague Byikingiro with less than a minute left on the clock.

Rwanda will consequently face Zambia in the second round set to be played between May 11, and May 20, 2018.

Starting XI

18. Brian Bwire (GK), 2. Moses Mudavadi, 5. Thomas Teka, 4. Yusuf Mainge (C), 13. Boniface Onyango, 8. Fidel Origa, 10. Vincent Wasambo, 14. Patrick Otieno, 9. Ovella Ochieng, 19. Sydney Lokale, 12. John Mwangi

Substitutes

Humphrey Katasi (GK), 15. Richard Odada, 20. Austin Ochieng, 16. Keegan Ndemi, 11. Erick Kipkirui, 6. Alpha Onyango, Ezekiel Nyati