Kenya's Soccer Under 23 Technical Bench at Kasarani on Sunday
Kenya's Soccer Under 23 Technical Bench at Kasarani on Sunday

Emerging Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has on Sunday, November 4, 2018, selected a squad of 18 players from a pool of 57; who had been invited to Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani. The selection exercise was in preparation for the first round of the upcoming Africa U23 Cup of Nations Qualifiers, where Kenya is set to face Mauritius.

Kenya will start off at home on November 14, 2018, at the MISC Kasarani before jetting out to Mauritius for the reverse tie set to be played on November 18, 2018.

The winner of the tie on aggregate will proceed to the second round, with a third round also in line. The final tourney, set to be played in November 2019, in Egypt, will act as a qualifier to the 2020 Olympics.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers

  • Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars),
  • Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)

Defenders

  • Mike Kibwage (KCB),
  • Lennox Ogutu (Mathare United),
  • Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United),
  • David Owino (Mathare United),
  •  Harun Mwale (Ulinzi Stars),
  • Yussuf Mainge (AFC Leopards)

Midfielders

  • Teddy Osok (Sofapaka),
  • Tobias Otieno (Sony Sugar),
  • Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars),
  •  Abdallah Ahmed (Mathare United),
  • Chrispinus Onyango (KCB),
  • James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks)

Forwards

  • Boniface Mukhekhe (Nakumatt),
  • Piston Mutamba (Sofapaka),
  • Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks),
  • Jaffari Owiti (AFC Leopards)

Foreign Based Players

  • Joseph Okumu (Defender: Real Monarchs, USA),
  • Alwyn Tera (Midfielder: FC Saburtalo, Georgia),
  • Henry Ochieng (Midfielder: Braintree Town, England),
  • Jonah Ayunga (Forward: Sutton United, England),
  • Ovella Ochieng (Forward: Vasalund, Sweden)