The starting lineup for Kenya’s Africa U23 Cup of Nations cum Olympics Qualifier against Mauritius has been named.

Timothy Odhiambo, Mike Kibwage, Tobias Otieno, Abdallah Ahmed, and Jafari Owiti have been handed starting berths having started off the bench in the first leg.

Joseph Okumu, meanwhile, will bear the captain’s armband.

The match kicks off at 2 pm EAT, with the winner on aggregate set to face off with either of Sudan or Seychelles in the second round.

A third round is also in line and will determine which team graces the 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Egypt. The top three teams from the tourney will gain automatic qualification to the 2020 Olympics in 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

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