US-based Joseph Okumu is among the 54 players called up to the National U23 football team, the Emerging Stars for the two boot camps lined as part of Kenya’s preparation for the Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
The Real Monarchs (USA) star has been teased to audition for a place in the national team as football Kenya Federation prepares to conduct two sessions for the Rising Stars.
The first session, slated for November 3, and November 4, 2018, with the second assembly due between November 6 and 7, 2018 after which a 25-man squad, set to hit camp on November 8, 2018, will be named.
Kenya will host Mauritius in the first round of the qualifiers on November 16, 2018, with the second leg set to be played three days later.
The aggregate winner will face off with either of Seychelles or Sudan in the second round.
The final tournament, set to be held in Egypt in between November 8, and November 22, 2019, will act as the 2022 Olympics Qualifiers.
Defenders: Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA), Mike Kibwage (KCB), Lennox Ogutu (Mathare United), Kelvin Omondi (Chemelil Sugar), Brian Ochieng (KCB), Martin Ongori (Mathare United), Ian Eshikoko (Chemelil Sugar), Yussuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Baraka Badi (KCB), Shadrack Andale (Nairobi Stima), Moses Mudavadi (Bandari), Samuel Semo (KCB), Kevin Ouko (Chemelil Sugar), Haroun Mwale (Ulinzi Stars), Ali Hassan (Bandari), David Owino (Mathare United), Arnold Onyango (Laiser Hill Academy), John Njuguna (Nakuru All Stars)
Midfielders: Bernard Ouma (Our Lady of Fatuma), Teddy Osok (Sofapaka), Mohammed Kilume (Sofapaka), Tobias Otieno (Sony Sugar), Mahab Ogwel (Kibera Black Stars), Stephen Oyango (Sony Sugar), Shaphan Oyugi (Kariobangi Sharks), Keegan Ndemi (Bandari), Abdallah Ahmed (Mathare United), Faraj Ominde (Tusker), Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars), Patrick Kwitonda (Nzoia Sugar), William Oricho (Chemelil Sugar), John Katua (Wazito), James Ogada (Western Stima), Emmanuel Mogaka (FC Talanta), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), Fidel Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Michael Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Jaffary Owiti (AFC Leopards), Michael Mutinda (Thika United), Robert Arot (Nakuru All Stars)
Forwards: Boniface Mekhekhe (Nakumatt), Chrispinus Onyango (KCB), John Otieno (Kariobangi Sharks), John Mwangi (Mathare United), Victor Ogendo (KCB), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards), Eliud Lokuwam (Gor Mahia), Patrick Otieno (Nzoia Sugar), Felix Oluoch (Chemelil Sugar), Piston Mutamba (Sofapaka), Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks)