Rising Stars starting lineup for Rwanda AFCON return match named

Rising Stars vs Rwanda
The Rising Stars pose for a team photo prior to their Africa U20 Cup of Nations qualifier first leg match against Rwanda in Machakos
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National U20 team coach Stanley Okumbi has named an attacking lineup for Saturday’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda.

Mathare United forward John Mwangi, his Kariobangi Sharks counterpart Ovella Ochieng and Nzoia Sugar offensive midfielder Patrick Otieno have been given a starting berth.

Nzoia’s Tom Teka and St Anthony Kitale’s Moses Mudavadi have been named in defence alongside Green Commandos’ Boniface Onyango and AFC Leopards’ Yussuf Mainge.

The latter will bear the captain’s armband in the absence of Alpha Onyango, who starts from the bench.

The match, set to be aired live on Rwanda TV (DSTV), will kick off at 4.30 pm at the Stade Regional De Nyamirambo, in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Should Kenya master a win on aggregate against Rwanda, they will be in line to face Zambia in the second round, set to be played between May 11, and May 20, 2018.

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Starting XI

18. Brian Bwire (GK), 2. Moses Mudavadi, 5. Thomas Teka, 4. Yusuf Mainge (C), 13. Boniface Onyango, 8. Fidel Origa, 10. Vincent Wasambo, 14. Patrick Otieno, 9. Ovella Ochieng, 19. Sydney Lokale, 12. John Mwangi


Humphrey Katasi (GK), 15. Richard Odada, 20. Austin Ochieng, 16. Keegan Ndemi, 11. Erick Kipkirui, 6. Alpha Onyango, Ezekiel Nyati


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