Harambee Stars U-20 team were subjected to a 2-3 defeat against Egypt in a friendly match played on Monday.
Coach John Kamau had named a strong side after they were beaten twice in Senegal a week ago but the Monday result never favoured them.
The hosts (Egypt) dominated the match in the first half drilling in three quick goals courtesy of Karim Nedved, Ahmed Hamdy and Mostafa Mohamed, whose brilliance forced Kenya to reorganize in the dressing room ahead of the second half.
Kariobangi Sharks striker Ovellah Ochieng' rose to complete a brace in the second stanza but his effort could not overtun the Pharaohs’ lead.
Nevertheless, coach Kamau seems not to be worried with such results since his main aim is to form a feeder team for Harambee Stars, a thing he says can take a little bit longer.
"These are the type of matches we need to develop. We have many assignments on our way and we have to prepare well for them. Playing against the best will definitely make us the best.
"In future we want this team to provide the players for the senior team and that is why we have to give our best," he told Goal.
Kenya U-20: Humphery Katasi, Job Ochieng Ochieng, Samuel Murunga Ngugi, Ezekiel Nyati Mugo, Washington Onyango, Baraka Edage, Samuel Semo Mbaja, David Owino Ambulu, Benard Ouma Arum, John Collins Njuguna, Teddy Osok, Vincent Wasambo, John Macharia, Abdikhaliq Mohamed Elmoge, James Mazembe Ogachi, Ovella Ochieng, Remy Mozamil Sheikh, Jafari Owitti Odnenyi, Mohamed Mulisya.