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Kenya's Emerging Stars set to depart for Mauritius on Friday

8:36 PM GMT+4 15/11/2018
Kenya Emerging Stars U-23 v Mauritius.
A third-place finish in Egypt will guarantee them a place the 2020 Summer Olympics

The Emerging Stars are set to jet out for Mauritius on Friday ahead of the second leg of the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier, slated for Sunday.

Kenya carries a 5-0 goal advantage ahead of the return leg after a comfortable victory at home on Wednesday.

Johnstone Omurwa, James Mazembe, Pistone Mutamba, Sydney Lokale and Joseph Okumu were on target for the hosts at the Kasarani Stadium.

The victory puts the Emerging Stars in pole position for a place in the second round, where they will face the winner between Sudan or Seychelles.

If Kenya sail past the second round, Francis Kimanzi side will book their place into the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in 2019, in Egypt. A third-place finish in Egypt will guarantee them a place the 2020 Summer Olympics.