In the absence on the Kenya U20 forward Timothy Otieno, who is in Mombasa with his school team, Kakamega High, the national side’s team manager Hillary Musundi has called for calm as the team prepares to face Egypt on Saturday 11 August in the second round, second leg of the African Youth Championship qualifiers.
Musundi believes newly called Gor Mahia forward Edwin Lavatsa, SoNy Sugar’s Enock Agwanda and West Kenya’s Steven Wakhanya have the right motivation and capability to steer the team to victory in the match at the Nyayo National Stadium.
-We are all set for the game after the good preparation since we came back from Egypt and fans should not be worried that without Timothy we’ll stumble.
-We are focussing on the prize and I know Lavatsa who was not in the team to Egypt will prove a worthy replacement. We also have Agwanda and Wakhanya so I don’t see any reason for concern. The three have the capability to win it for us and my call is just to the fans to come out in numbers, he told futaa.com.
The team managed a barren draw in the first leg of the encounter in Cairo on Sunday 29 July.