The Kenya U20 team to face Egypt later on Sunday 29 July in the first leg of the second round African Youth Championships qualifier has been named.
Team captain Joel Bataro will start between the sticks as Congo JMJ United’s Timothy Otieno has been charged with the goal poaching role as a lone striker in the game that the junior Stars will employ a packed midfield.
Sofapaka duo of Collins Shivachi and Danson Kago together with SoNy Sugar’s Enock Agwanda start on the bench.
The lineup has been confirmed to futaa.com by Hussein Terry, the head of delegation who is out in Cairo with the team.
Starting XI: Joel Bataro (Thika United), Eric Juma, Geoffrey Shiveka (Kariobangi Sharks), Vincent Otieno (Thika United), Athman Matano Mzee (Chemelil), Tyrus Omondi (Mathare United), Festo Omukoto, Joseph Wanyonyi (both Aspire Academy, Qatar), Patilah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks) David Kingatua (Nairobi City Stars), Timothy Otieno (Congo JMJ United)
Substitutes: Fredrick Odhiambo(Nairobi City Stars), Collins Shivachi (Sofapaka), Kennedy Owino (Nakuru AllStars), Danson Kago (Sofapaka), Mohamed Noor, Michael Izungu (Sparki Youth), Enock Agwanda (Sony Sugar)