Starlets sharpen skills ahead of Falcons Saturday meet


Kenya National women football team players celebrate victory against Algeria during the final round of ...
Kenya National women football team players celebrate victory against Algeria during the final round of the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifier at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani in Nairobi, Kenya on April 11, 2016. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

Kenya Women national team coach David Ouma has polished his forwards with more finishing power tactics ahead of Uganda Falcons meet on Saturday at the Kisumu’s Moi Stadium in an international friendly match.

In an earlier match played in April against Algeria, Starlets wasted many open chances leading to a 1 – 1 draw despite qualifying for the maiden Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) to be held in Cameroon.

“We have been working with the players in increasing concentration in terms of tapings and closing the back balls so that we can convert them to goals,” said Ouma.

“Progression of the game by my players closer to penalty area of the opponents has been okay but the finishing and confidence in scoring is what I have been working.”

“Players have been very active, though fitness has been an issue because most of them had relaxed. They have, however, improved during the training period,” Doreen Nabwire, the Starlets Team manager, said.

27 out of 30 players named in the squad attended the training session.

The coach confirmed exclusion of two key players from the squad training for having other commitments.

“Mwanahalima Adam will be sitting for her KCSE examinations and as a coach, I had to get the right balance between her education and football. Enez Mango, playing for Vihiga Queens, is on internship as a teacher in Masinde Muliro University,” added Ouma.

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