NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenya women’s national team is out to secure revenge
when they host Ghana in an international friendly match
in Nairobi on Wednesday.
This will be
the first of three matches that Kenya is lining up in
their build up for the African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON)
finals, which will be staged in Accra, Ghana from Nov.
17 to Dec. 1.
also play Uganda on Saturday and Cameroon on a date yet
to be decided next week.
important for the girls to get into competition mood and
have their focus on giving the best performance,” said
head coach David Ouma on Monday in Nairobi.
has talent and is hardworking and we will not cry over
the short notice to start preparations.”
Kenya needs the caliber of strong opposition as Ghana to
gauge their preparedness and has called on his side to
hold nothing back as they seek revenge after the West
African side beat them 3-1 in the 2016 AWCON in
“Ghana is a
giant in women football and they will like to come in
Nairobi and dictate the pace. But playing such
opposition is what will offer my team the edge and open
up any frailties in the defense line,” said Ouma.
returning to the AWCON for the second time in a row and
will join defending champion Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali,
Algeria, South Africa, Zambia and hosts Ghana in the
finals where the top three sides will qualify for the
FIFA women’s World Cup in France in 2019.
learnt the strength and weaknesses of all the players
and I want them to go out and prove their call to
national team was on merit,” said Ouma.
Ghana in AWCON 2016 in Cameroon losing 3-1; we learned
our mistakes and come Wednesday I believe we shall beat
them,” added Ouma. Ghana arrived in Nairobi on Sunday.