gorItalian national under-20 team will tour the country from next week for a series of build up matches.

The team will play two build-up matches while in the country before flying out. Football Kenya Federation President Sam Nyamweya said the Italian side will arrive in Nairobi on April 14.

“They will play national under-20 side on Wednesday April 16 and then take on Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia on Friday April 18,” Nyamweya told Goal.

Nyamweya said the build-up match will give national Under-20 side good preparations before they fly out to take on Tanzania in their return Africa Youth Championships.

The two teams fought to a barren draw in the first leg match played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday. Kenya coach John Kamau is confident they will get a positive result in Dar-es-Salaam.

“Playing against the Italian juniors will be a very good test for us and good preparations as well. This has been planned from last year and we are happy.

“I believe we will get better results and win the game in Dar. The Tanzanians are very beatable and we will strive to win. We had challenges in preparation where I worked with two different teams but all the same, the result was fair. We should have won the game had we converted the chances we got.”

Goal.com