The Kenya national U-23 football team, the Emerging Stars, arrived in Uzbekistan for a two a two-leg friendly match against the hosts.
Under the tutelage of coaches Francis Kimanzi and John Kamau, the team is largely made up of players drawn from Kenyan Premier League clubs.
The first match will be played on Friday, March 23, before facing the hosts again three days later on Monday in Fergana, Uzbekistan.
Kenya has enrolled to take part in the 2020 Olympics. The matches against Uzbekistan will thus be the first of a series of friendlies the team will take part in, in preparation for the Olympic qualifiers.
Kenya national U-23 football team squad
Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Job Ochieng (Mathare United)
Mike Kibwage (AFC Leopards), Joseph Okumu (Unattached), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Bolton Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks), David Owino (Mathare United)
Teddy Osok (Sofapaka), Sven Yidah (Kariobangi Sharks), Siraj Mohammed (Bandari), Chrispinus Onyango (KCB), Abdalla Ahmed (Mathare United), Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), Henry Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Cliff Kasuti (Ulinzi Stars)
Pistone Mutamba (Wazito), Amai Atariza (Bandari), Jafari Owiti (AFC Leopards), Brian Yator (KCB), Nicholas Kipkirui (Zoo Kericho), Daniel Okoth Otieno (Sony Sugar)
Source: Citizen Digital