CECAFA U20 Championships fixtures released, Rising Stars back in camp

CECAFA U20 Championships fixtures released, Rising Stars back in camp

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Fixtures for the upcoming CECAFA U20 Championships, set to be played in Uganda between September 21, and October 5, 2019, have been released.

This as the National U20 team, the Rising Stars, sets itself up for residential training starting Sunday, September 15, 2019, in Nairobi ahead of the regional tournament.

The team had been in camp for the better part of last week and only broke early this week following the tournament’s postponement.

Kenya has been pooled in Group B alongside Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea, and Djibouti make up Group A while Burundi, South Sudan, and Somalia constitute Group C.

The top three teams from Group A and B will join the top two from Group C in the quarterfinals.

Coach Stanley Okumbi has in the meantime, trimmed the initial provisional squad to 27, ahead of the junior regional showpiece.

Wazito duo of Joshua Nyatini and Musa Masika highlight the squad’s midfield list, with Emerging Stars (Kenya U23) goalkeeper Brian Bwire also making the cut.

Sydney Lokale, Fidel Origa, Abraham Dawo, and Chapa Dimba na Safaricom hotshot Enock Wanyama, have also been included.

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Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers

Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks), Bixente Otieno (Wazito)

Defenders

Alphonce Otieno (Gor Mahia), Collins Shichenje (AFC Leopards), Boniface Onyango (Kariobangi Sharks), Alvin Ochieng (Kisumu All-Stars), Brian Wepo (Nzoia Sugar), Boniface Mwangemi (Dagoretti High School), John Otieno (Kakamega Homeboyz), Tom Teka (Kariobangi Sharks), Levian Ochieng (Nairobi Stima)

Midfielders

Joshua Nyatini (Wazito), Fidel Origa (Western Stima), Musa Masika (Wazito), John Njuguna (Ulinzi Stars), Peter Oudo (Kariobangi Sharks), Austin Ochieng (AFC Leopards), Alvin Mang’eni (Nairobi Stima), Steve Otieno (Kisumu All-Stars), Chris Owino (FC Talanta), Enock Wanyama (Ligi Ndogo), Erick Kinuthia (KCB), Tonny Kegode (Gor Mahia Youth)

Forwards

Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Abraham Dawo (Kenya Police), Benson Omala (Western Stima), Ronald Shichenje (Aspire Academy), Kevinton Machika (Kariobangi Sharks)

 

Group A: Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti

Group B: Kenya, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Group C: Burundi, South Sudan, Somalia

 

Fixtures

  1. Group A: Sudan vs Djibouti (Saturday, September 21, 2019, 2 pm, Gulu)
  2. Group A: Uganda vs Eritrea (Saturday, September 21, 2019, 4 pm, Gulu)
  3. Group B: Kenya vs Zanzibar (Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2 pm, Jinja)
  4. Group B: Ethiopia vs Tanzania (Sunday, September 22, 2019, 4 pm, Jinja)
  5. Group C: Burundi vs South Sudan (Monday, September 23, 2019, 2 pm, Jinja)
  6. Group A: Eritrea vs Sudan (Monday, September 23, 2019, 2 pm, Gulu)
  7. Group A: Djibouti vs Uganda (Monday, September 23, 2019, 4 pm, Gulu)
  8. Group B: Ethiopia vs Zanzibar (Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 2 pm, Jinja)
  9. Group B: Tanzania vs Kenya (Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4 pm, Jinja)
  10. Group C: Somalia vs Burundi (Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 4 pm, Jinja)
  11. Group A: Eritrea vs Djibouti (Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 2 pm, Gulu)
  12. Group A: Uganda vs Sudan (Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 4 pm, Gulu)
  13. Group B: Zanzibar vs Tanzania (Thursday, September 26, 2019, TBC, Jinja)
  14. Group B: Kenya vs Ethiopia (Thursday, September 26, 2019, TBC, Jinja)
  15. Group C: South Sudan vs Somalia (Thursday, September 26, 2019, TBC, Jinja)
  16. Quarterfinals: A2 vs C1 (Sunday, September 29, 2019, TBC, TBC)
  17. Quarterfinals: A1 vs B3 (Sunday, September 29, 2019, TBC, TBC)
  18. Quarterfinals: B1 vs A3 (Monday, September 30, 2019, TBC, TBC)
  19. Quarterfinals: C2 vs B2 (Monday, September 30, 2019, TBC, TBC)
  20. Semifinals: A2/C1 vs B1/A3 (Wednesday, October 2, 2019, TBC, Gulu)
  21. Semifinals: A1/B3 vs C2/B2 (Wednesday, October 2, 2019, TBC, Gulu)
  22. Final: Winner Semi 1 vs Winner Semi 2 (Saturday, October 5, 2019, TBC, Gulu

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