Starlets braced for Ghana Olympics Qualifier


Starlets braced for Ghana Olympics Qualifier
Harambee Starlets in training. (PHOTO/FKF Media/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • The national women's football team, Harambee Starlets is set to face Ghana in the first leg of their 2020 Olympics Qualifier third-round tie
  • Starlets safely landed in Accra on Tuesday ahead of the tie, and have since held three training sessions in preparation for Friday’s match

The national women’s football team, Harambee Starlets is set to face Ghana in the first leg of their 2020 Olympics Qualifier third-round tie.

Starlets safely landed in Accra on Tuesday ahead of the tie, and have since held three training sessions in preparation for Friday’s match.

“We will try to contain them as much as possible, try to keep a clean sheet and hopefully get an away goal,” said Starlets coach David Ouma.

“With the preparations we have had, I am confident we will get a positive result. The players are motivated and very ready for the challenge,” he added.

Kickoff has been scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2019, starting at 6.30 pm EAT, at the Accra Sports Stadium, with the second leg lined up on Tuesday next week.

The winner on aggregate proceeds to the tournament’s fourth qualifying round, where they will face either of Zambia or Botswana while the fourth round winner will proceed to the fifth and final qualifying round.

The fifth round winner will automatically qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics while the loser will get a lifeline in a playoff against the second-placed team from the South American Confederation.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Annette Kundu (Eldoret Falcons), Judith Osimbo (Gaspo Women)

Defenders: Dorcas Shikobe (Oserian Ladies), Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens), Wincate Kaari (Gaspo Women), Lydia Akoth (Thika Queens), Quinter Atieno (Gaspo Women), Nelly Sawe (Thika Queens), Ruth Ingosi (Eldoret Falcons)

Midfielders: Corazone Aquino (Gaspo Women), Sheryl Angach (Gaspo Women), Jentrix Shikangwa (Wiyeta Girls School), Topister Nafula (Vihiga Queens), Janet Moraa (Eldoret Falcons), Elizabeth Wambui (Gaspo Women), Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Elizabeth Katungwa (Kwale Girls)

Forwards: Mwanalima Adams (Thika Queens), Mercy Airo (Kisumu All Starlets), Bertha Omita (Kisumu All Starlets)

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