AFC Leopards star midfielder took a step further in his dream to play for the Greek side PAOK Thessaloniki as he has requested to be excluded from Kenya's CECAFA squad in order to focus on the potential switch. Image Courtesy According to Goal, the versatile midfield player who can also ply his trade in the central defense asked to be excluded from the Emerging Stars squad in order to work on and complete his expected switch to the Greek top-flight side.
Kenya has booked a place in the Cecafa U23 Cup semi-finals after a 2-0 win over South Sudan on Wednesday afternoon. Image Courtesy Goals from Reagan Otieno and Benson Omalla after the break were enough to send the Emerging Stars through. Having been 3-0 victors in the opening match against Djibouti, another triumph was all the Emerging Stars needed to advance.
Kenyan Under 23 side also known as Emerging Stars will face South Sudan and Djibouti in their CECAFA Under 23 tournament. The three teams are in Group C and this appears to be a kind draw for Kenya. The tournament will take place in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia and will kick off on Sunday, 18th July, 2021 after being initially postponed from Saturday 3rd July due to travel restrictions amongst other issues.
A traveling 23-man squad of Emerging Stars has been unveiled by head coach Stanley Okumbi ahead of the CECAFA U23 Championships to be staged in Ethiopia. Image Courtesy Tusker's prodigy Henry Meja is among the final squad alongside Frank Odhiambo, Austine Odhiambo, Oliver Maloba, and Gor Mahia's Benson Ochieng.
Young Kenya National Team dubbed as the Emerging Stars started off thier CECAFA tournament on a winning note after thrashing and humiliating Djibouti National Rising stars 3-0 on Monday,with goals from Ulinzi Stars forward John Njuguna and Benson Omalla enough to seal the victory.The Stanley Okumbi led side will today look to continue with their good performance as they face South Sudan Rising Stars.Head Coach Stanley Okumbi is expected to name an unchanged line up today.Fredrick Alushula,Bernard Ochieng,Lewis Badi and Frank Odhiambo will command the defence line while John Njuguna,Sven Yidah of Nairobi City Stars,Reagan Otieno and Marvin Nabwire will command the midfield.Tusker's Henry Meja and Bonface Muchiri will lead the hunt for goals upfront.Gor Mahia youngstar Benson Omalla is expected to start in the bench again.The match will kick off at 1PM EAT at the Bahir Dar Stadium in Ethiopia.Catch all the live updates at the Harambee Stars official social media accounts.
The Kenya U23 Emerging Stars squad, set to take part in the 2021 CECAFA Senior Championships, has been named. Among the notable inclusions are Tusker forward Henry Meja, Gor Mahia’s Benson Omalla, AFC Leopards’ Marvin Nabwire, Sofapaka’s Ambrose Sifuna, and Kariobangi Sharks’ influential goalkeeper Brian Bwire.