Rising Stars arrive safely in Uganda, ready for CECAFA tournament
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Rising Stars arrive safely in Uganda, ready for CECAFA tournament

The Kenya U20 National team has safely arrived in Uganda, ready for the CECAFA tournament set to be played between September 21 and October 5, 2019.

The Rising Stars has been camping in Nairobi and conducted a light training session on Thursday evening ahead of the tournament. 

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 youngsters will first take on Zanzibar on September 22, before playing Tanzania two days later, and finish their group campaign against Ethiopia on September 26.

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

Final Squad

Goalkeepers

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

Defenders

Alphonse Otieno (Gor Mahia), Alvin Ochieng (Kisumu All-Stars), Brian Wepo (Nzoia Sugar), Boniface Mwangemi (Dagoretti High School), John Otieno (Kakamega Homeboyz), Tom Teka (Kariobangi Sharks)

Midfielders

Joshua Nyatini (Wazito), Fidel Origa (Western Stima), Musa Masika (Wazito), John Njuguna (Ulinzi Stars), Peter Oudo (Kariobangi Sharks), Austin Ochieng (AFC Leopards), Steve Otieno (Kisumu All-Stars), Chris Owino (FC Talanta)

Forwards

Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Benson Omala (Western Stima), Ronald Shichenje (Aspire Academy), Patrick Otieno (Kariobangi Sharks)

Group A: Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti

Group B: Kenya, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Group C: Burundi, South Sudan, Somalia

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