The Kenyan girls defied odds to eliminate Cameroon in the past round on post-match penalties after a 1-1 draw on aggregate in regular time
Kenyan Harambee Starlets girls have all reasons to fight for in their two-legged encounter against Botswana as they chase a place in the next Women Africa Cup of Nations.
CS for Sports Ababu Namwamba reiterated that his ministry will accord the Harambe Starlets all the support they need. “I have always said that am an advocate of Equity and equality. The same way we have been supporting our sports men should be the same way we support our Sports women.
The same Support we give to Harambee Stars must be extended to Harambee Starlets similarly to Junior Teams. And yes, the same package we extended to Harambee Stars must be available to the girls” reiterated cs Namwamba.
He revealed that a reward of 5 million Shillings awaits the girls should they qualify for the continental Showpiece in Morrocco. Ababu made the commitment while he visited the Harambee Starlets during the morning training session at Nyayo National Stadium.
The Kenya National Men’s team has been receiving unrivalled support from the ministry of Sports in comparison to other Nationals teams. The team has a commitment of 2.5 million shillings for every win as they fight for the 2026 World Cup qualifications.
In addition, there is a reward of KSH 5 million shillings should they qualified for the 2026 World.
The Kenyan girls defied odds to eliminate Cameroon in the past round on post-match penalties after a 1-1 draw on aggregate in regular time and hope to go one more past Botswana over a two-legged fixture.
The Harambee Starlets have been in camp for the past one week and been boosted by the arrival of all 11 foreign based players.
In a rare gesture , the Kenya Defense Forces released Terry Engesha from the KDF training camp to be part of the National Team. CS Namwamba thanked General Ogola for accepting his request and release Terry despite their strict training regime. Terry is KDF recruit and is set to miss the better part of the 2023-2024 footballing season.
“I am confident of good performance tagainst the two legs because as a ministry we have done every best to make the best players available to the nation.” Namwamba added.
The match will be played from 3:00 pm Wednesday 29th at the Nyayo National Stadium and will be free of charge for all Kenyans.