The Kenya U15 National team safely jetted back into the country on Saturday night from Eritrea where they came second at the CECAFA U15 Championships.

Kenya lost 4-0 in the final at the hands of Uganda in the inaugural edition of the junior regional competition, one coach Sagar Lakhani noted was insightful with a lot of lessons to be learned.

“This tournament is a huge part of the boys’ learning experience. We are very excited to have come this far and we have learned that there is a lot of work to be done moving forward,” said coach Sagar Lakhani.

Captain James Gachago, who played every minute of the team’s campaign, noted that the players had an experience of a lifetime in Asmara.

“It was a great experience. Despite losing in the final, we not only did our best but also enjoyed ourselves on the pitch. We just need to work more together and nothing will stop us from achieving our goal,” said the captain.

Goalkeeper Alvin Odari took home the best keeper’s prize.

The FKF Center of Excellence, which resides on a homeschooling program in Thome, Nairobi, with daily training sessions at the Wadi Degla Club in Runda, now shifts focus to upcoming international competitions.

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Group A Results

  1. Kenya 3-1 Somalia
  2. Kenya 4-0 Sudan
  3. Kenya 2-1 Eritrea
  4. Kenya 1-1 Burundi


  1. Kenya 1(4)-1(2) Rwanda


  1. Kenya 0-4 Uganda

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