Akida back in the Harambee Starlets fold

Akida back in the Harambee Starlets fold
Esse Akida in past action for Harambee Starlets

Esse Akida is back in the Harambee Starlets after being included in Head Godfrey Oduor’s provisional squad for the international friendly against Albania

Esse Akida is back in the Harambee Starlets after being included in Head Coach Godfrey Oduor’s provisional squad for  the international friendly against Albania in Tirana on 11 April

The squad features a blend of in-form local-based players and experienced foreign-based players.

After more than a year in the cold, the Coach says this squad is about rebuilding.



“We are happy to have the girls back. We want to start moving this team forward, it’s time to get back to work so that we can realize the immense potential of this team, ” said Harambee Starlets Coach Godfrey Oduor.

Desma Nyawade and Maximila Robi who play for Kisped Queens and Kibera Soccer in the FKF Women’s Division One have received their first call-ups.

Monalizer Anyango from Zetech Sparks, Ketsi Ngaira from Ulinzi Starlets, and Valentine Khwaka from in-form side Gaspo Women have also received their first international call-ups.

Turkish side trio Mwanahalima Adam (Hakkarigucuspor), Vivian Nasaka (Hakkarigucuspor), and Phoebe Owiti (Hakkarigucuspor) together with the Simba Queens trio Jentrix Shikangwa, Vivian Corazone, and Ruth Ingosi are also in the squad.

Cynthia Shilwatso (Kryvbas Women) also made the squad alongside goalkeeprs Annedy Kundu (Rea Women FC) and Lilian Awuor (ASL Soyaux Charente).

The team reports to camp on Thursday 30 March 2023. 

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers Valentine Khwaka (Gaspo Women), Diana Tembesi (Vihiga Queens), Annedy Kundu (Rea Women FC), Lilian Awuor (ASJ Soyaux Charente)

Defenders Christine Awuor (Zetech Sparks), Lupemba Bilonda (Thika Queens), Stellah Mulongo (Nakuru Queens), Dorcas Shikobe (Sethu), Enez Mango (Farul Constanta), Vivian Nasaka (Hakkarigucuspor), Phoebe Owiti (Hakkarigucuspor), Ruth Ingosi (Simba Queens), Wincate Kaari (Yanga Princess).

Midfielders Merceline Wayodi (Vihiga Queens), Ketsia Ngaira (Ulinzi Starlets), Monalizer Anyango (Zetech Sparks), Sheryl Angachi (Ulinzi Starlets), Mercylne Anyango (Batumi women- Georgia), Lorna Nyarinda (Thika Queens), Maximila Robi (Kibera Soccer), Janet Moraa (Vihiga Queens), Elizabeth Wambui (Gaspo Women), Violet Nanjala (Association Municipal de Layaauone Football Feminine), Vivian Corazone (Simba Queens), Cynthia Shilwatso (Kryvbas Women),

Forwards Monica Etot (Kisumu Allstarlets), Desma Nyawade (Kisped Queens), Jentrix Shikangwa (Simba Queens), Mwanalima Adam (Hakkarigucuspor), Esse Akida (FC PAOK), Tereza Engesha (Hyundai Steek R.A), Purity Alukwe (Zetech Sparks), Marjoleen Nekesa(SK Slavia Praha).