80 percent turnout for Harambee Starlets ahead of Malawi Olympics Qualifier match

31 out of 39 Harambee Starlets players initially called up to the Kenya women’s national team took part in the team’s first training session held on Monday 15th afternoon, having checked into camp on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Starlets are in camp preparing for their upcoming Olympics Qualifier against Malawi and the missing group, prime among them Winnie Kanyotu, Elizabeth Wambui and Wincate Kaari, temporarily ruled out of this week’s camp following injuries they picked up during last weekend’s Women Premier League matches.

31 players of the 39 called up showed up for training [IMAGE- FKF]

Starlets will face Malawi in the first leg of the Olympics Qualifiers on August 28, 2019, with the second leg set to be played on September 1, 2019. This will be the second round of the qualifiers with the Kenyan team having gotten easy sailing through in the first round.

A good outing against Malawi will then set up Kenya against the winner between Gabon and Ghana.

With the domestic Kenya Women’s Premier League having resumed over the weekend, the camp will break on Friday- just before the second leg of the KWPL enters its second round. Another camp has been scheduled for the week after.

Below is the provisional squad initially called up.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers

Wilfrida Seda (Vihiga Queens), Judith Osimbo (Gaspo Youth), Elizabeth Atieno (Wadadia), Annette Kundu (Eldoret Falcons), Lilian Awuor (Vihiga Queens)

Defenders

Lilian Adera (Vihiga Queens), Maureen Khakasa (Trans Nzoia Falcons), Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens), Enez Mango (Vihiga Queens), Dorcas Sikobe (Oserian), Esther Nadika (Gaspo), Lucy Akoth (Mathare United Women), Lidiah Nasike (Makolanders), Lydia Akoth (Thika Queens), Stella Anyango (Gaspo)

Big names showed up for training [IMAGE- FKF]

Midfielders

Myline Awuor (Vihiga Queens), Sheril Angachi (Gaspo), Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Vivian Corazone (Gaspo), Yvonne Kavere (Soccer Queens), Cynthia Matekwa (Nyuki Starlets), Janet Bundi (Eldoret Falcons), Rebecca Akinyi (Oserian Ladies), Maurine Achieng (Vihiga Queens), Martha Amunyolete (Trans Nzoia Falcons), Bertha Omita (Kisumu All Starlets), Mwanahalima Adam (Thika Queens), Rachael Muema (Thika Queens), Elizabeth Wambui (Thika Queens)

Forwards

Topista Nafula (Vihiga Queens), Tumaini Waliaula (Trans Nzoia Falcons), Mercy Airo (Kisumu All Starlets), Phoebe Owiti (Vihiga Queens), Terry Engesha (Vihiga Queens), Susan Muhonja (Trans Nzoia Falcons), Cynthia Achieng (Kisumu All Starlets), Winnie Kanyotu (Gaspo Youth), Elizabeth Katungwa (Kwale Girls)