CECAFA: Kenya land in tricky group as Okumbi trim squad
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CECAFA: Kenya land in tricky group as Okumbi trim squad

The Kenya U20 team has landed in a tricky group when they take the rest of the East Africa Region in the forthcoming edition of CECAFA U20 Championship.

The tournament set for Uganda from September 21 to October 5 has attracted elven teams with hosts Uganda being in Pool A.

Uganda has easy opposition on paper with the host nation joined by Sudan, Eritrea, and Djibouti; all the matches in this group slated for Gulu.

Kenya’s group has Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zanzibar with the Stanley Okumbi coached side having been in camp from Sunday 15 September preparing for the tournament.

Group C has a total of three teams where Burundi is joined by South Sudan and Somalia.

The top three teams from Group A and B will join the top two from Group C in the quarterfinal stage this coming after the Football Kenya Football Federation confirmed that the Kenyan team had been trimmed to 27 players.

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)

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