The Kenya U20 national team which is in camp preparing for the upcoming match against Egypt in the second leg, second round qualifier of the African Youth Championship could have a crisis as far as the attacking department is concerned during the game.
National School games
According to the team’s coach Stanley Okumbi, Timothy Otieno who travelled with the team to Cairo for the first leg of the tie left on arrival from Egypt to play for his school Kakamega High School in the ongoing Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association games in Mombasa.
Another striker Meshack Karani, who was dropped as the team went to Egypt with the agreement that he will team up with the others on return is also at the school games in Mombasa with Kitale’s St. Anthony High School while West Kenya Sugar declined to release Stephen Wakhanya who had also been dropped ahead of the trip to Egypt.
-We have a shortage of strikers; Timothy Otieno left for Mombasa to play for his school at the national games while Stephen Wakhanya’s team is still holding onto him despite having agreed with us that he will rejoin the team on return from Egypt, Okumbi told futaa.com.
The strikers’ absence means Okumbi has just Enock Agwanda from the team that took on Egypt in Cairo though Gor Mahia’s Edwin Lavatsa and Kakamega Homeboyz’s Ronald Omino have been called up.