National Under 23 men’s soccer team coach Francis Kimanzi has named five foreign-based players in the team that will play against Mauritius in the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier on 14th this month at Kasarani stadium.
England based duo of Jonah Ayunga and Henry Ochieng have been called up, as has Georgia based Alwyn Tera.
Harambee Stars duo of Swedish based Ovella Ochieng and USA based Joseph Okumu have also earned a call-up.
Yesterday, a provisional squad of 57 players, who had undergone a two-day assessment for possible inclusion into the team, was trimmed to an 18-man final squad that is set to hit camp this Friday.
Kenya will start off at home on 14th this month before jetting out to Mauritius for the reverse tie set to be played on 18th this month.
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.
Meanwhile, Harambee Starlets will play its third friendly match against Ghana this Wednesday as it prepares for Africa Women Cup of Nations finals set for 17th this month to 1st of next month in Ghana.
Ghana women’s football team, Black Queens is scheduled to hit a training session at Kasarani stadium this afternoon.
Starlets which is preparing for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations lost 1–3 to Kenya Under 15 boys’ National team on Saturday in a friendly match played at Utalii Grounds in Nairobi.
The Ghanaian team had been in Lusaka, Zambia, where it played a friendly game against the Zambians who are in Group ‘B’ of the Africa women cup of nations alongside Kenya.
After the Ghana friendly, Harambee Starlets under the tutelage of David Ouma will face Uganda in another friendly match then travel to Ghana for the finals of the continental showpiece.