Kenya U23 Emerging Stars coach Stanley Okumbi has included ten new faces to his team currently preparing for the CECAFA U23 Tournament set for July.

 

While the tournament is reserved for players under the age of 23, each team is allowed a maximum of three senior players with Okumbi taking the opportunity to hand a call up to other faces.

 

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The new faces called to the team include Kakamega Homeboyz forward David Odhiambo, Bandari’s Abdalla Hassan, defenders Harun Mwale, and Bernard Ochieng, AFC Leopards duo of Lewis Bandi and Austine Ochieng, Wazito’s Musa Masika, Gor Mahia’s Frank Odhiambo, and Alpha Onyango and Bandari’s Keegan Ndemi.

 

The team has been scheduled to depart on June 30, in time for the regional showpiece set to be played between July 3, and July 18, 2021, in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

 

Provisional Squad
Goalkeepers
Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks), Caleb Otieno (Gor Mahia), Dolph Junior Owino (Nairobi Stima)


Defenders
Jimmy Ndungi (Tusker), Portipher Odhiambo (Vihiga Bullets), Silvester Owino (Kakamega Homeboyz), Moses Mudavadi (Nzoia), Collins Shichenje (AFC Leopards), Boniface Mwangemi (Kariobangi Sharks), Yussuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Fredrick Alushula (Kariobangi Sharks), Brian Wepo (KCB), Harun Mwale (Ulinzi Stars), Benard Ochieng (Wazito), Lewis Bandi (AFC Leopards), Frank Odhiambo (Gor Mahia)


Midfielders
Joshua Nyatini (Posta Rangers), Marvin Nabwire (AFC Leopards), Sven Yidah (Nairobi City Stars), Vincent Wasambo (KCB), Faraj Ominde (Tusker), Reagan Otieno (KCB), Oliver Maloba (Nairobi City Stars), Peter Thiong’o (AFC Leopards), Francis Mwangi (Mwatate United), Ambrose Sifuna (Sofapaka), Josephat Lopaga (Posta Rangers), Steiner Musasia (Posta Rangers), John Njuguna (Ulinzi Stars), Dennis Musamali (Nzoia Sugar), Elisha Wekesa (Nzoia Sugar), Austin Ochieng (AFC Leopards), Musa Masika (Wazito FC), Alpha Onyango (Midfielder) Keegan Ndemi (Bandari)


Forwards
Benson Omalla (Gor Mahia), Henry Meja (Tusker), Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Ken Wanyonyi (Bungoma Superstars), Alfred Tanui (Kisumu All-Stars), David Odhiambo (Kakamega Homeboyz), Abdalla Hassan (Bandari)

 

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