John Njuguna in action against Vihiga United in the first match of the 2018/19 season. He has been called up to the Kenya U20 national team
Ulinzi Stars midfielder John Njuguna has been called up to the Kenya U20 national team ahead of the 2019 CECAFA U20 Championships set to be staged in Uganda in January.
Njuguna, 18, got his debut for Ulinzi Stars in the game against Vihiga United, the season opener at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, having joined the team in November.
He is part of the 36 – man provisional squad named on Friday 28 December by head coach Stanley Okumbi as preparations start for the tournament. The team is set to go to camp on Wednesday 2nd January, 2019, with the tournament set to commence on 14th of the same month.
Njuguna joins midfielder Ibrahim Shambi, defender Harun Mwale and goalkeeper Timothy Odhiambo as Ulinzi Stars players to have attracted national team call ups in recent times after the trio was picked in the Kenya U23 national team for the 2019 AFCON U23 qualifiers.
Squad called up
Goalkeepers: Maxwell Muchesia (Mukumu High School), Kevin Ouru (Sony Sugar), Brian Odhiambo (FKF Center of Excellence), Issa Emoria (St Anthony High)
Defenders: Tom Teka (Kariobangi Sharks), Boniface Onyango (Kakamega School), Ezekiel Nyati (Unattached), Brian Wepo (Nzoia Sugar), Muthoka Maingi (Ligi Ndogo), Alphonce Omija (St John FC), Arnold Onyango (Mathare United), Alvin Ochieng (Kisumu All-Stars), Tony Castro Odhiambo (unattached), Yusuf Boya (Sunflower Sec School), Salim Badi (St Anthony High), David Leon (St Anthony High), Telvin Maina (Laiser Hill)
Midfielders: Fidel Origa, (Kariobangi Sharks), Patrick Otieno (Nzoia Sugar), John Njuguna (Ulinzi Stars), Alpha Onyango (Kakamega School), Joshua Otieno (Kakamega School), Abdulmalik Hussein (Congo Boys), Marvin Nabwire (AFC Leopards), Ronald Shichenje (Aspire Academy), Steina Musasia (AcaKoro), Jeremy Mwenda (Ligi Ndogo), Hamid Mohamed (St Peters High School), Ainea Ombonya (St Peters High School), Nicholas Omondi (Kibera Black Stars), Wisdom Nava (St Anthony High), Lucas Maina (St Anthony High), Vitalis Mukhweso (CUEA)
Forwards: Sellasie Otieno (Gor Mahia Youth), Jacob Onyango (St Anthony High), John Otieno (Kariobangi Sharks), John Mwangi (Mathare United), Musa Masika (Unattached).