Starlets coach, Ouma names provisional squad for Turkish Women Cup

The Kenya national women’s team, Harambee Starlets is set to go to camp in Nairobi on Sunday 23 February to prepare for the upcoming Turkish Women Cup, an invitational tournament scheduled to run from Monday 2 to Wednesday 11 March, 2020.

A provisional squad of 27 players has been named by head coach David Ouma with the final squad comprising of 21 players set to be released a few days before the team jets out on Monday 2 March.

Regulars

Names in the provisional team largely feature players who did duty in the 2019 CECAFA Women’s Championships in 2019 as Starlets emerged champions.

Coach Ouma has however widened his scouting net to the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom tournament, calling up Falling Waters’ player Jane Njeri whose immense talent led her team to retain their title in the Central Region edition.

Hungary, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Romania, Uzbekistan, Northern Ireland, Turkmenistan, and Chile are the other countries set to play in the tournament.

A friendly match has been lined up for Starlets on Friday 28 February.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers

Stella Anolo (Zetech Sparks), Judith Osimbo (Gaspo Youth), Monica Odato (Wadadia), Phiona Ariko (Thika Queens)

Defenders

Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens), Cynthia Livondo (Trans Nzoia Falcons),Dorcas Shiveka (Eldoret Falcons), Nelly Sawe (Thika Queens), Dorcas Shikobe (Oserian), Lucy Akoth (Mathare United), Diana Hashina (Acakoro), Lydia Akoth (Thika Queens)

Midfielders

Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Cynthia Kaveya (Thika Queens), Sheryl Angach (Gaspo), Silvia Makhungu (Kariobangi North), Mercy Airo (Kisumu All Starlets), Janet Bundi (Eldoret Falcons), Elizabeth Katungwa (Mombasa Olympics), Jane Njeri (Falling Waters), Jentrix Shikangwa (Wiyeta Girls), Rachael Muema (Thika Queens)

Forwards

Mwanahalima Adam (Thika Queens), Stella Anyango (Nakuru All Stars), Purity Alukwe (Zetech Sparks)