Kenya’s Rising Stars in Uganda for CECAFA

Kenya’s Rising Stars in Uganda for CECAFA

The Kenya Under-20 National team, Rising Stars, safely arrived in Jinja, Uganda on Thursday ahead of their CECAFA campaign.

The team held a light training session on Thursday evening ahead of the junior regional showpiece that will be played between September 21 and October 5, 2019.

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 Rising Stars will face Zanzibar, Tanzania, and Ethiopia on September 22, 24 and 26, 2019 respectively, in their scheduled Group B matches.

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: Alphonce 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