Starlets training guns for biggest prize at CECAFA


Harambee Starlets players train at Safaricom stadium Kasarani on September 05, 2016 ahead of the Council of ...
Harambee Starlets players train at Safaricom stadium Kasarani on September 05, 2016 ahead of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) women football championship to be held in Uganda on September 11-20, 2016. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Head coach David Ouma says Harambee Starlets are going for nothing short of glory as they step up their preparations for the upcoming CECAFA Women’s championships later this month in Rwanda
  • Ouma said the team is keen to go a step better after finishing runners-up last year in Uganda where they went down 2-1 to Tanzania in the final

Head coach David Ouma says Harambee Starlets are going for nothing short of glory as they step up their preparations for the upcoming CECAFA Women’s championships later this month in Rwanda.

Ouma said the team is keen to go a step better after finishing runners-up last year in Uganda where they went down 2-1 to Tanzania in the final.

“We finished second best last time out and we will push to get to the final again and hopefully lift the trophy this time. It will be good for the country because our aim is to fly the country’s flag high,” Ouma told Citizen Digital.

The tactician backed the competitive nature of players in his squad to bring out the best in them ahead of the regional showpiece and other major competitions.

“We are working on our style of play; starting the ball from behind and building the confidence to play in tight angles to avoid being numerically inferior when facing opponents. I want my players to understand how to make the final pass that will allow us score goals.

“I am also strengthening our tactical orientation so that we avoid conceding goals. The principle of keeping clean sheets has always eluded us and if we concentrate on these aspects, we stand a better chance of performing well,” Ouma said.

A squad of 26 players is currently camping at the Sun Star Hotel in Roasters with only one unable to avail herself due to personal reasons.

The team’s camping will stretch for ten days before they leave the country on Tuesday 17th for Rwanda with the tournament kicking off on 19th July till 27th July.

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