Nairobi City Stars midfielder David Kenga Kingatua was not among the players called up to the national U20 side that is set to go to camp in readiness for a clash with Egypt in the first leg second round African Youth Championship tie on Saturday 28 July in Cairo
The youngster was one of the best performers in the 16th round of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and was outstanding in the U20 eight nation invitational tournament in South Africa which made former Kenyan international Wilson Obungu question the decision.
Obungu feels dropping the star impacts negatively on the growth of the country’s football as it means there lacks continuity as well as being an impediment in the players’ development.
-I fail to understand how the player was left out of the squad after a good showing in South Africa and in the league. Such things are not good for the future of our football, we have to motivate the youngsters as well as enhance continuity, he told futaa.com.
Obungu, however, expressed his optimism with the team’s coach Stanley Okumbi, who he says if given the right support can take the team far.
-Okumbi is a great coach, I have no doubt about that and I believe if he gets the right support from all the stakeholders in the Kenyan football fraternity can help the team achieve much, he added.