Starlets set for camp as Olympic qualifier squad is named


Starlets set for camp as Olympic qualifier squad is named
(FILE)Harambee Starlets players line-up against Uganda during their 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifier match at Kenyatta stadium on April 4, 2018. Harambee Starlets won 1-0 . Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • The Kenya women national football  team, Harambee Starlets, is set to report to camp on Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Nairobi, ahead of the upcoming 2020 Olympics qualifier against Malawi.
  • Some 39 players have been called up, most of whom featured in the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers against Uganda and Equatorial Guinea.

The Kenya women national football  team, Harambee Starlets, is set to report to camp on Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Nairobi, ahead of the upcoming 2020 Olympics qualifier against Malawi.

Some 39 players have been called up, most of whom featured in the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers against Uganda and Equatorial Guinea.

The team will hold a five-day residential camp, with training sessions scheduled to be held at Camp Toyoyo, before they break on July 19, to join  their respective clubs for their weekend Women Premier League matches.

The first leg of the qualifier has been slated for August 28, 2019, with the second leg set to be played on September 1, 2019. Kenya got a bye in the first round, and will have either of Gabon or Ghana in their way in the third round should they pass the Malawi test.

The qualifying tournament, which is in its fifth edition, will determine which team gains qualification to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers

Wilfrida Seda (Vihiga Queens), Judith Osimbo (Gaspo Youth), Elizabeth Atieno (Wadadia), Annette Kundu (Eldoret Falcons), Lilian Awuor (Vihiga Queens)

Defenders

Lilian Adera (Vihiga Queens), Maureen Khakasa (Trans Nzoia Falcons), Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens), Enez Mango (Vihiga Queens), Dorcas Sikobe (Oserian), Esther Nadika (Gaspo), Lucy Akoth (Mathare United Women), Lidiah Nasike (Makolanders), Lydia Akoth (Thika Queens), Stella Anyango (Gaspo)

Midfielders

Myline Awuor (Vihiga Queens), Sheril Angachi (Gaspo), Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Vivian Corazone (Gaspo), Yvonne Kavere (Soccer Queens), Cynthia Matekwa (Nyuki Starlets), Janet Bundi (Eldoret Falcons), Rebecca Akinyi (Oserian Ladies), Maurine Achieng (Vihiga Queens), Martha Amunyolete (Trans Nzoia Falcons), Bertha Omita (Kisumu All Starlets), Mwanahalima Adam (Thika Queens), Rachael Muema (Thika Queens), Elizabeth Wambui (Thika Queens)

Forwards

Topista Nafula (Vihiga Queens), Tumaini Waliaula (Trans Nzoia Falcons), Mercy Airo (Kisumu All Starlets), Phoebe Owiti (Vihiga Queens), Terry Engesha (Vihiga Queens), Susan Muhonja (Trans Nzoia Falcons), Cynthia Achieng (Kisumu All Starlets), Winnie Kanyotu (Gaspo Youth), Elizabeth Katungwa (Kwale Girls)

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