Boost for Emerging Stars as foreign legion join camp
The national under-23 football team, Emerging Stars, got a massive shot in the arm in their preparations for the upcoming Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritius after all the foreign legion joined camp.
According to Football Kenya Federation, captain Joseph Okumu, who plies his trade in the United States for Real Monarchs, was the first foreign-based player to check in last Friday while Ovella Ochieng, plying his trade in the USA), Jonah Ayunga (England), Henry Ochieng (England), and Alwyn Tera (Georgia) – all joined camp last night – handing the team the much needed boost ahead of Wednesday’s first leg clash with Mauritius at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
The team is set to have an evening work-out at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Monday evening as they sharpen their skills ahead of the Wednesday clash.
The home side will be aiming to get a first-leg advantage as they bid to qualify for the second round where either Sudan or Seychelles lie in wait.
The finals of the U-23 AFCON tournament, set to be held in Egypt in November 2019, will act as a qualifier for the 2020 Summer Olympics, with the best three teams gaining automatic qualification.