Kenya’s Emerging Stars produced an outstanding performance to brush aside Mauritius 5-0 in an Africa U23 Cup of Nations Qualifier played on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the MISC Kasarani.
Johnstone Omurwa, James Mazembe, Pistone Mutamba, Sydney Lokale and Joseph Okumu were on target for the Emerging Stars, who now carry a healthy lead ahead of the second leg set to be played on Sunday in Mauritius.
The winner on aggregate will face off with either of Sudan or Seychelles in the second round, with a third round also in line.
The third round winner will gain qualification to the final AFCON U23 tournament, which will act as a qualifier to the 2020 Olympics.
Kenya Starting XI
1. Brian Bwire (GK), 2. Joseph Okumu (C), 5. Yussuf Mainge, 20. Johnstone Omurwa, 16. David Owino, 6. Teddy Osok, 7. Ovella Ochieng (Jafari Owiti), 19. Ibrahim Shambi, 17. Chrispinus Onyango (Sydney Lokale), 3. James Mazembe, 9. Pistone Mutamba (Henry Ochieng)
18. Timothy Odhiambo, 12. Mike Kibwage, 11. Jafari Owiti, 10. Sydney Lokale, 8. Tobbias Otieno, 13. Alwyn Tera, 14. Henry Ochieng
Mauritius Starting XI
1. Alexandre Figaro, 7. Adel Langue, 3. Gukoola Neelesh, 4. Vincent Emmanuel, 9. Jean-Jacques Patate, 15. Lionel Larose, 6. Alison Charlot, 13. Saramandif Kengy, 14. Adrien Francois, 17. Wilson Damien, 18. Jason Ferre
2. Pascal Ferre, 5, Sophie Dawson, 8. Jackson Fernando, 10. David Igory, 11. Mustafa Bilaal, 12. Cataperman Ronaldo, 16. Richie Nani