Stanley Okumbi has named Kenya U20's Rising Stars' squad for the upcoming CECAFA U20 Championship.
The CECAFA U20 Championship matches will be played between November 22nd and December 6th in Tanzania with Rising Stars pooled in Group C of the tournament alongside Ethiopia and Sudan. Group A consists of hosts Tanzania, pooled alongside Somalia, Rwanda, and Djibouti while Group B has Burundi, Eritrea, South Sudan, and Uganda.
Head coach Okumbi has named the squad for the tournament with the team largely featuring players who represented the Kenya U17 team at the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations Qualifiers. Among the players to be named in the squad include; Maxwell Mulili, Bixente Otieno, Boniface Mwangemi, Alphonse Omija, Nicholas Omondi, Keith Imbali, Telvin Maina, and Arnold Onyango.
Goalkeepers: Maxwell Mulili (AFC Leopards), Bixente Otieno ( Wazito), Elvis Ochieng (City Stars)
Defenders: Boniface Mwangemi (Kariobangi Sharks), Omar Somobwana (AFC Leopards), Joseph Levin (Naivas), Wardfine Akhatsika (Chebuyusi High School), Kelvin Mose (Uweza), Alphonse Omija (Gor Mahia), Frank Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Lewis Bandi (AFC Leopards), Fredrick Alushula (Kariobangi Sharks), Rolland Ashimoto (Kakamega High School), Steiner Musasia (Talanta), Nicholas Omondi (Gor Mahia), Keith Imbali (Gor Mahia Youth)
Midfielders: Enoch Wanyama (Ligi Ndogo), Ronald Reagan (Kariobangi Sharks), Alphonse Washe (Bandari), Hamid Mohammed (Bandari), Danson Kiprono (Zoo), Ian Simiyu (Nzoia Sugar), Austine Odhiambo (AFC Leopards), Mwakio Kisaka (Riruta United), Timothy Ouma (Nairobi City Stars), Telvin Maina (Kisumu All-Stars), Arnold Onyango (USA)
Forwards: Benson Omala (Gor Mahia), Henry Meja (Tusker), Stephen Otieno (Bongonaya), Kappen Samuel (Liberty), Sellasie Otieno (Nzoia Sugar), Unaiz Shajani (Starfield Elite FC)
Teams that will finish at the top of the groups will advance to the tournament's semi-finals, alongside one best runner-up.