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Okumbi sets sights on CECAFA U20 title

The Kenya U20 National Team players cool off during their final training session ahead of their departure to Uganda for the upcoming CECAFA Championships. Photo/FKF

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 – The Kenya Under-20 football team, the Rising Stars, held its final training session on Tuesday at the Gems Cambridge International School, ahead of their departure to Uganda for the upcoming CECAFA U20 Championships.

The Rising Stars are set to depart for Jinja, Uganda on Wednesday for the junior regional showpiece, which is set to be played between September 21, and October 5.

Coach Stanley Okumbi has exuded confidence in the team, noting that they are going to give it their best.

“We are in a tough group but I think the tougher the group the better the challenge,” said coach Okumbi.

“With the quality of players we have in the team I don’t think we have an excuse of not getting positive results. I have challenged my players that this is their chance of showcasing what they can do and I am confident we will do well,” added the coach.

Kenya has been pooled in Group B alongside Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea, and Djibouti make up Group A while Burundi, South Sudan, and Somalia constitute Group C.

The top three teams from Group A and B will join the top two from Group C in the quarterfinals.

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