Emerging Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has included three foreign-based players in the name of Ovella Ochieng, Alwyn Tera, and Joseph Okumu in his squad that is set to take on Sudan in the Under 23 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. 

The Under 23 AFCON qualifiers will also act as Olympic qualifiers with the squad set to report to camp on Monday 11th March ahead of the first leg that is slated for Wednesday 20th  March 2019, at the Khartoum Stadium in Sudan. The second leg will be played on March 24, 2019, at the MISC Kasarani, with the winner set to face either of Nigeria or Libya in the third round.

Sutton United's Jonah Ayunga and Braintree Town midfielder Henry Ochieng who ply their trade in the English National League have been axed from the squad. Making an entry to the squad are  Boniface Onyango and Moses Mudavadi.

Provisional Squad


Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)


Mike Kibwage (KCB), Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United), David Owino (Mathare United), Yusuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA), Boniface Onyango (Kariobangi Sharks), Andrew Juma (Mathare United), Moses Mudavadi (Bandari)


Teddy Osok (Wazito), Tobias Otieno (Sony Sugar), Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), Alwyn Tera (FC Saburtalo, Georgia), Arnold Onyango (Mathare United), Peter Thiongo (Kakamega Homeboyz), Curtis Wekesa (Nairobi Stima), Sven Yidah (Kariobangi Sharks)


Pistone Mutamba (Sofapaka), Boniface Mukhekhe (Mt Kenya United), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalund FC, Sweden), Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Jafari Owiti   (AFC Leopards), John Avire (Sofapaka)