Starlets to depart for Algeria next Wednesday


Harambee Starlets
Harambee Starlets’ captain Ann Alouch scored the lone goal against Botswana to ensure qualification to the next round

The Kenya Women’s team, Harambee Starlets returned to camp on Thursday to continue with preparations for the upcoming second round 2016 Africa Women’s Nations Cup match against Algeria.

As confirmed by Confederation of African Football the first leg will be played on April 8 in Algeria and the return game in Nairobi five days later in Nairobi with the team expected to jet out next Wednesday.

Algeria booked Kenya in the second round after a 2-1 aggregate win over Ethiopia in the first leg.

The Starlets had initially reported to camp on February 24 to prepare for a first leg game with DR Congo on March 5.

The team was however released from camp on March 3 after CAF confirmed to the Football Kenya Federation that DR Congo had pulled out from the qualifiers giving Kenya passage to the second round.

The second round being the last round of qualifiers, the aggregate winner from the Kenya – Algeria game, as well as six other qualified teams will join host Cameroon in the tournament proper to be held from November 19 to December 3.

Travelling squad

  1. Pauline Awino -Makolanders -Nairobi
  2. Vivian Akinyi -True Colours -Nairobi
  3. Samantha Akeya -Kemu -Meru
  4. Ann Aluoch -Spedag Mombasa
  5. Weddy Achieng -Spedag Mombasa
  6. Anita Adongo -Thika Queens -Thika
  7. Enez Mudeizi -Kemu -Meru
  8. Irene Ogutu -Oserian Naivasha
  9. Ann Apondi -Makolanders -Nairobi
  10. Dorcas Shikobe -Oserian Naivasha
  11. Caroline Anyango-Spedag Mombasa
  12. Martha Karimi -Makolanders – Nairobi
  13. Neddy Atieno -Kemu -Meru
  14. Esse Akida -Kemu -Meru
  15. Tabaka Chacha -Makolanders -Nairobi
  16. Mwanalima Adam –Mombasa
  17. Jacky Ogol -Spedag Mombasa
  18. Mary Kinuthia -Lady Cardinals -Uganda
  19. Christine Nafula -Spedag Mombasa
  20. Vivian Corazone -Kayole Starlets – Nairobi

Team Officials:

  1. Head Coach – David Ouma
  2. Deputy Coach – Mary Adhiambo
  3. Goal Keeper Trainer – Lawrence Webo
  4. Team Doctor – Joyce Nduku Mbiti
  5. Team Manager – Doreen Nabwire
  6. Kits Manager – Rosemary Aluoch

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