Europe based Stars to miss Harambee Starlets visit to Turkey

Europe based Stars to miss Harambee Starlets visit to Turkey

The Turkish Women’s Cup will also include Hungary, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Romania, Uzbekistan, Northern Ireland, Turkmenistan, and Chile alongside the hosts.

Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma has omitted foreign based players from his provisional squad of 25 players ahead of next month’s Turkish Women’s Invitational Cup to be staged in Istanbul.

Midfielder Corazone Aquino (Atletico Ouriense, Portugal) and the duo of Annedy Kundu and Ruth Ingotsi (Lakatamia FC, Cyprus) who just recently inked their new deals have been omitted, with the tactician said to have let them concentrate on sealing spots at their new addresses.

Esse Akida who also recently sealed a move to Turkish side Besiktas has also not been considered for the tournament.

Meanwhile, Ouma has included 17-year old Jane Njeri in his final team. Njeri who turns out for Nyahururu based Falling Waters helped the team clinch the Central region Chapa Dimba na Safaricom title and was the top scorer as well.

She was also part of the Chapa Dimba All Star team that went to Spain for a training camp last year.

The Turkish Cup scheduled for March 2-11 will be vital for Starlets as it will help them prepare for the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers. Kenya starts her qualification campaign against neighbors Tanzania with CAF yet to set dates.

The Turkish Women’s Cup will also include Hungary, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Romania, Uzbekistan, Northern Ireland, Turkmenistan, and Chile alongside the hosts.

Starlets will hit camp on Monday for a week-long training camp before departing for the tournament on March 1.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers: Stella Anolo (Zetech Sparks), Judith Osimbo (Gaspo Youth), Monica Odato (Wadadia), Phiona Ariko (Thika Queens)

Defenders; Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens), Cynthia Livondo (Trans Nzoia Falcons),Dorcas Shiveka (Eldoret Falcons), Nelly Sawe (Thika Queens), Dorcas Shikobe (Oserian), Lucy Akoth (Mathare United), Diana Hashina (Acakoro), Lydia Akoth (Thika Queens)

Midfielders; Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Cynthia Kaveya (Thika Queens), Sheryl Angachi (Gaspo), Silvia Makhungu (Kariobangi North), Mercy Airo (Kisumu All Starlets), Janet Bundi (Eldoret Falcons), Elizabeth Katungwa (Mombasa Olympics), Jane Njeri (Falling Waters), Jentrix Shikangwa (Wiyeta Girls), Rachael Muema (Thika Queens)

Forwards; Mwanalima Adam (Thika Queens), Stella Anyango (Nakuru All Stars), Purity Alukwe (Zetech Sparks). 

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