The second batch of the national U-17 boys soccer team left the country this morning ahead of the upcoming Africa Nations Cup, CECAFA Region qualifying tournament set to be played between August 11th through to August 26th in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
The national Under 17 soccer team has been in residential training for the past three weeks in Nairobi ahead of the championship.
Kenya’s first match of the regional qualifiers will see the Junior Stars face off with South Sudan on 14th August at the National Stadium in Dar Es Salaam. Kenya has been pooled in Group ‘B’ alongside Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Djibouti.
Hosts Tanzania are in group ‘A’ alongside Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and Sudan.
The winner of the tournament will book a ticket to the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations alongside Tanzania, who gained automatic qualification by virtue of being the hosts but if Tanzania qualifies then the region will be represented by three teams.
Meanwhile Kenya Premier league leaders Gor Mahia FC will face Posta Rangers in a league match at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu City on Friday days after its unbeaten run in the league was ended by Bandari FC.
The Mombasa based side beat Kogalo 2-1 in an exciting match played at the Mbaraki Sports club in the coastal city.
Prior to the match, Gor Mahia had gone for 22 matches unbeaten league games.
Gor Mahia remains on top of the table on 56 points from 23 matches while Bandari is second with 45 points having played 26 matches so far.
Gor Mahia will host Rayon Sports of Rwanda on the 19th of this month at Kasarani before travelling to Algiers for their final group ‘D’ match of the CAF, Confederation Cup against leaders USM Alger of Algeria on 29th of this month.