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Kenya Under-23 steps up training

23 January 2015, 10:40

Nairobi - Kenya national Under-23 football team has stepped up its training as they prepare to meet their Egyptian counterparts in the opening phase of the All Africa Games qualification next month.

With the senior side missing out on for the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, Football Kenya Federation unveiled the rarely assembled junior side that will also feature in the Africa Under-23 Championships qualification in a bid to keep the national set up vibrant this year.

Sammy Meja of domestic club Thika United was the only absentee from the squad of 31 called-up to the team with injury as it held its first training on Tuesday with two session scheduled for Wednesday at Nairobi's MISC Kasarani stadium.

Scottish national head coach Bobby Williamson, assistant Musa Otieno and goalkeeper trainer Mathews Owino are in charge of the age side.

"I'm delighted to have all players selected here as it has demonstrated their seriousness in our forthcoming assignment," Williamson declared.

The federation is working on plans for the team play at least two international friendly matches before meeting the Egyptians.

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