The Kenya U20 national team, the Rising Stars, has on Monday, September 16, 2019, kicked off preparations for the upcoming CECAFA U20 Championships in Uganda.
The team held two sessions on Monday, with one more lined up on Tuesday before their departure to Jinja, scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Coach Stanley Okumbi has trimmed his squad to 28 ahead of the junior regional showpiece, set to be played between September 21, and October 5, 2019.
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.
Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks), Bixente Otieno (Wazito)
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)
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)
Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Abraham Dawo (Kenya Police), Benson Omala (Western Stima), Ronald Shichenje (Aspire Academy), Kevinton Machika (Kariobangi Sharks)