In Summary :
- Starlets held their final training session ahead of 2024 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Cameroon.
- Starlets Head coach Beldine Odemba named 23 players as part of the travelling team.
- Ese Akida makes a return to the national team for the first time since 2018.
Kenya National Women’s team Harambee Starlets held their final training session today, on Monday, September 18, 2023, ahead of Friday’s 2024 Women Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) first-leg qualifier against Cameroon.
The team travels to Douala, Cameroon, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 7:30 a.m.
Starlets Head coach Beldine Odemba named 23 players as part of the travelling team for their first leg against Cameroon which is set to be played on Friday, September 22, 2023 in Douala.
The squad features a blend of local-based players and foreign-based players.
Ese Akida makes a return to the national team for the first time since 2018. She was also part of the squad that took Kenya to the WAFCON in the same year.
Should Harambee Starlets emerge as the aggregate winners of the two-legged qualifier, they will face either Gabon or Botswana in the second round, scheduled between November 27 and December 5, 2023.
The victor of the second round will secure automatic qualification for the 2024 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, hosted in Morocco.
Starlets will fly back home on Saturday, September 23, 2023, in time for their second leg match on September 26, 2023.
Valentine Kwaka (Kenya Police Bullets FC), Annedy Kundu (Ness Atromitou FC), Caroline Rufa (Simba Queens)
Phoebe Owiti (Vihiga Queens), Enez Mango (Farul Constanta), Wincate Kaari (Yanga Princess), Ruth Ingosi (Simba Queens), Vivian Nasaka (Hakkarigucuspor), Janet Moraa (Vihiga Queens), Waganda Lydia Akoth (Buja Queens), Juliet Auma (Kenya Police Bullets)
Cynthia Shilwatso (FC Kryvbas Women), Sheryl Angachi (Ulinzi Starlets), Vivian Corazone (Simba Queens), Mercyline Anyango (JFK Panthers), Mercy Njeri (Kenya Police Bullets).
Jentrix Shikangwa (Beijing Jingtan FC), Elizabeth Wambui (Simba Queens), Mwanalima Adam (Hakkarigucuspor), Esse Akida (FC PAOK), Tereza Engesha (Hyundai Steel R.A), Violet Nanjala (AMLFF LAAYOUNE), Mercy Airo (Ulinzi Starlets)