Football Kenya Federation is set to carry out a player selection exercise aimed at building a formidable U20 football team for the upcoming African Youth Championships.

The exercise targets players who were scouted during the ongoing Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Youth Tournament reserved for players under the age of 20.

Harambee Stars Assistant Coach Stanley Okumbi will spearhead the selection, set to kick off on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Kisumu (Nyanza Region). The selection team will then head to Kakamega (Western Region) and Eldoret (Rift Valley) thereafter.

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“Chapa Dimba (na Safaricom Youth Tournament) gave us a wide pool of talented players who we can consider for our National U20 team,” said FKF CEO Robert Muthomi.

“This selection exercise is meant to further assess the best performers of the tourney as we build a team for the upcoming U20 national team assignments,” added Muthomi.

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Players scouted from the Coast, Eastern and North Eastern regions will join their counterparts in camp in Nairobi on February 12, 2018.

“We did not have as many players in Eastern, North Eastern, and Coast Regions. Those we scouted have hence been invited straight to camp for further assessment,” explained the FKF Chief Executive Officer.

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The Junior Stars are set to report to camp on Monday, February 12, 2018, in Nairobi, ahead of a four nations tournament scheduled to be held in Egypt in March. Also lined up is a friendly match against Tanzania.

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