Harambee Starlets squad in camp for CECAFA Women Championships
Harambee Starlets' Cherise Avilia (second left) celebrates with team-mates after scoring in a past match. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS | COURTESY
The Kenya Women Football Team, Harambee Starlets are in camp in Nairobi for their preparations for the CECAFA Women Championships that will be hosted by Rwanda from July 19 through to July 27, 2018.
The Kenyan ladies are set to kick off their campaign against Uganda in an opening match to the tournament on July 19 before they play their other East African counterparts Ethiopia, Tanzania and hosts Rwanda. The tournament only involves the five nations and will be a round robin.
Most of the players called for the assignment have arrived in camp except Neddy Atieno (Makolanders) who is on a military progression course, Elizabeth Wambui (Gaspo Youth) who is understood to have family commitments and Dorris Anyango (Spedag). The latter two are expected to join up with their colleagues later in the week.
The Starlets head coach David Ouma has expressed satisfaction in the ongoing preparations and showing confidence bearing in mind the good run the ladies had in the 2018 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers.
“We had a good run in the AFCON Qualifiers. We have just picked up from where we left. The players are in good shape both physically and mentally, and I am optimistic that we will get a positive outcome in Rwanda,” said Ouma
Full Harambee Starlets Squad
Goalkeepers: Pauline Atieno (Makolanders), Annette Kundu (Eldoret Falcons), Monica Karambu (Thika Queens)
Defenders: Elizabeth Ambogo (Spedag), Phelistas Kadari (Vihiga Queens), Dorcas Shikobe (Oserian Ladies), Anita Adongo (Oserian Ladies), Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens), Lilian Adera (Vihiga Queens), Wendy Achieng (Spedag)
Midfielders: Caroline Anyango (Spedag), Ruth Ingosi (Eldoret Falcons), Sheryl Angachi (Gaspo Ladies), Cheris Avilia (Spedag), Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Mwanalima Adams (Thika Queens), Esse Akida (Spedag), Mercy Achieng (Thika Queens)
Forwards: Terry Engesha (Vihiga Queens), Phoebe Owiti (Vihiga Queens), Martha Amunyolete (Trans-Nzoia Falcons), Maureen Kakhasa (Trans-Nzoia Falcons), Monica Paul (Trans-Nzoia Falcons)