Rising Starlets step up preps for Women World Cup qualifier


RISING STARLETS

In Summary

  • Uganda’s Crested Cranes is set to arrive in the country on Thursday, September 23, 2021 morning.
  • The winner of the tie on aggregate will face the winner of the second-round tie pitting Mozambique against South Africa.

The Kenya U-20 Women’s national team Rising Starlets is scheduled to face Uganda in the second round of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women World Cup Qualifiers next month.

The first leg is slated for September 25 at 3:00pm at Nyayo National Stadium with the return leg set for October 8, in Uganda.

Preparations for the two-legged knockout qualifier started off with a selection exercise on September 15, under the tutelage of Harambee Starlets coach Charles Okere who has since trimmed the squad in camp to 30 players.

“We begin our FIFA U20 Women World Cup campaign against Uganda this Saturday, and we are determined to get a positive result that will take us a step closer to our dream of featuring in the 2022 FIFA U20 Women World Cup,” said Rising Starlets head coach Okere.

“This level is crucial for us because we get to train and nurture the next generation of players that will transit to the Senior Starlets,” he continued.

Uganda’s Crested Cranes is set to arrive in the country on Thursday, September 23, 2021 morning.

The winner of the tie on aggregate will face the winner of the second-round tie pitting Mozambique against South Africa.

Goalkeepers

Ursula Nasimiyu (Dagoretti Mix), Valentine Khwaka (Zetech Sparks), Lucy Kisaga (Gitothua Starlets),

Edith Auma (Kibera Queens), Sophy Akinyi (Manyatta Ladies).

Defenders

Veronica Awino (Gaspo Women), Peris Oside (Nakuru Queens), Mercy Masika (Dagoretti Mix), Joyce Andeo (Beijing FC), Eunice Mwangi (Mpesa Foundation), Invioleta Mukoshi (St John’s Kaloleni), Lucy Kahuga (Madira Girls), Martha Simiyu (Falling Waters), Redempta Mercy (Madira Girls)

Midfielders

Medina Abubakar (Uweza Soccer), Drailer Salome (Tigers FC), Lydia Akoth (Zetech Sparks), Maximilla Robi (Beijing FC), Milka Awino (Zetech Sparks), Catherine Aringo (Fortune Ladies), Jane Hato (Madira Girls), Lavender Akinyi (Wiyeta Girls), Mildred Kanyisi (Dagoretti Mix).

Forwards

Fasila Adhiambo (Dagoretti Mix), Elizabeth Muteshi (Nangili Girls), Sylvia Makungu (Acakoro), Shirlyne Opisa (Wiyeta Girls), Charity Midewa (Madira Girls), Joy Kinglady (Zetech Sparks), Catherine Kizito (Kolwa Falcons)

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