Rising Stars eye historic Afcon appearance

Kenya Under-20 midfielder Malisau Mathew celebrates after scoring during their friendly match against Sudan Under-20 at Nyayo National stadium on November 5, 2020. Kenya won 2-1.

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The youth team, dubbed “Rising Stars”, will depart for Tanzania on Saturday to compete in the Cecafa Under-20 Championships
  • This nine-team tournament will be staged at the Black Rhino Academy and Sheikh Amri Abeid stadium in Arusha between November 22 and December 2
  • Kenya, coached by Stanley Okumbi, are in a tough-looking Pool 'C' at the tournament with matches against Ethiopia and Sudan lined up

With Harambee Stars’ chances of qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations all but over, youngsters Benson Omala and Sellasie Otieno are hoping to soften that blow for team Kenya supporters by masterminding Kenya’s Under-20 team's qualification to the continental showpiece.


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