NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan women’s national football team,
Harambee Starlets hopes their successful campaign in
2016 will be replicated when they meet Uganda in the
qualifiers in Nairobi.
Richard Kanyi has recalled the team to camp to start
their preparation before they face Uganda Cranes in
April. The two teams will play home and away before the
winner proceed to meet Equatorial Guinea.
“There are a
few changes in my squad, but generally, I am
strengthening in areas I feel we need to bolster.
Generally the team is strong and hopeful will be ready
for the challenge in a month’s time,” the coach said on
will be pitching camp in Machakos for training with
pitches in Nairobi not available as they are going under
took part in the COSAFA Women Championship last year in
Zimbabwe where they finished fourth.
ago, the team went a step better than their male
colleagues to qualify for the Africa Women’s Cup of
Nations finals in Cameroon.
they could not weather the storm with the level of
competition so intense to be bundled out in the
preliminary rounds. They lost all their matches to Super
Falcons of Nigeria, Mali and Ghana.
they received important experience and will be aiming
for better show should they make it to the finals.
international football championships will be held in
Ghana with the best eight teams joining the hosts in the
has omitted midfielders Elizabeth Ambogo, Christine
Nafula, Jacky Ogol and goalkeepers Vivian Akinyi,
Samatha Akinyi from his 31 member team.