Odhiambo, Shambi hope to make national team chance count

Timothy Odhiambo in action against AFC Leopards in a past match in 2018

Two of our players earlier this week joined the Kenya U20 national team which is preparing for the two international friendly matches against Uzbekistan scheduled for Thursday 22nd and Sunday 25thMarch away in Uzbekistan.

Goalkeeper Timothy Odhiambo, and midfielder Ibrahim Shambi were called up along 19 other players in the team headed by Francis Kimanzi and the two will be hoping to make an impression not only in training but also in the matches.

Stepping stone

Shambi, speaking of his ambitions, said he wants to use this chance as a stepping stone to a decorated career as he thanked all for the support that has got him to this point.

“I am happy of course and since I want to soar to great heights in my career, this is a great stepping stone. I will take this chance and prove myself, for the team, for my country and for all who have helped me get here. I won’t disappoint,” he said.

His compatriot, Odhiambo who has risen from the U20 team says he hopes to help the team get to the coming Olympic Games while working on building his profile as a player.

Work on targets

“The call up gives me the motivation to work on my targets and ambitions for the short and long term. It is a good platform for me just as my fellow players here and I am looking forward to making this chance count.

“We want to do well not just in this friendly match coming up but go all the way to help Kenya get to the Olympic Games,” Odhiambo said.

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