The Kenya U17 selection team set dock yesterday in the Coast region to assess players for who could be included in the national team which is preparing for the upcoming CECAFA U17 championships.
Meru County will take part in the exercise on Saturday, November 21, 2020, with the North-Eastern region set to conduct the exercise on Sunday.
Football Kenya Federation has set up this exercise to search for new talent to bring to the Kenya U17 national team ahead of the upcoming CECAFA U17 championships.
The exercise spearheaded by Kenya U17 head coach Oliver Page began on Friday, November 13, 2020, in the Nairobi and Thika regions. With Nakuru, Kisumu, and Western and Machakos regions having their day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and Thursday respectively.
FKF Mombasa County Branch Chairperson Lilian Kazungu has lauded the current Federation for its steps in nurturing Kenyan youths.
“Our investment as a County in the U15 and U13 youth leagues has enabled us to bring in youth players to participate in the selection process for the Kenya U17,” said Chairperson Kazungu
FKF National Executive member in charge of youth affairs Chris Amimo explained the main purpose of the selection process.
“We are going across the country to seek out players that will help boost the current Kenya U17 team that will help us win the CECAFA U17 Championships in Rwanda and qualify for the AFCON U17 in Morocco,” said Amimo
The process will wind up on Sunday, November 19, 2020, and afterward, the selected players will join the current Kenya U17 national team at camp on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, where Coach Page will select a team that will represent the country in the CECAFA U17 championships to be played between December 13 and December 28, 2020, in Rwanda.
The team has been pooled in group B and will face off with Uganda and Ethiopia in the regional showpiece.