Kenya U18 in pool A ahead of CECAFA U18 Championship

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023 16:19 | By
Junior Stars (Kenya u18) in a CECAFA U18 past event. PHOTO/FKF
Junior Stars (Kenya u18) in a past event CECAFA U18. PHOTO/FKF

Pools for the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) U18  Championship have been released ahead of the competition set for Kisumu and Kakamega from November 25 to December 9.

The Championship has attracted eight teams and will be played in the towns of Kisumu and Kakamega. 


Pool A has Kenya U-18 who will battle it with Somalia, Rwanda and Sudan. Pool B has Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Sudan and Uganda.

Kariobangi Sharks Stanley Wilson is part Junior Stars (Kenya u18) squad. PHOTO/FKF
Kariobangi Sharks Stanley Wilson is part Junior Stars (Kenya u18) squad IN THE CECAFA U18. PHOTO/FKF

Pool A matches will be staged in Kisumu at Jomo Kenyatta Stadium in Mamboleo while Pool B matches will be played in Kakamega at Bukhungu Stadium.

The semis finals will take place December 5 with all the semi-final matches and the final set to be played in Kisumu.

Recently, Kenya National U18 boys' team, Junior Stars Head Coach Salim Babu, unveiled the provisional squad for the upcoming CECAFA U18 tournament.

The newly appointed tactician has gone for a mix of school team players and individuals involved in various tournaments and FKF-run leagues nationwide.

The inclusion of a strong FKFPL contingent, featuring Kariobangi Sharks' quartet Stanley Wilson, Mathew Kibiwott, Kelvin Wanyanga, and Evans Aroko, Ulinzi Star's Lucas Maina, Shabana's Delphine Omuri, and Kakamega Homeboyz' Ibrahim Wanzala, brings crucial experience to the squad.

Furthermore, 11 players from FKF National Super League teams Rainbow, Mombasa Star, and Migori Youth contribute additional experience to the team.

St Anthony in CECAFA U18 squad

The KSSSA champions St. Anthony’s and finalists Shanderema School have produced 6 and 3 players, respectively.

Former St. Anthony’s forward Adrian Kibet, now based in the USA, and Shanderema duo Mark Shaban and Kelly Madada are among the talents.


Kakamega School’s Green Commandos contribute 4 players, led by captains Jack Ongaya and Clement Kawere.

Derrick Oketch, a standout player from the Chapa Dimba tournament representing Ebwali Secondary School, also secures a spot in the squad.

CECAFA U18 pools

Group A : Kenya, Somalia, Rwanda, Sudan

Group B : Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Sudan, Uganda

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