Harambee Starlets start preps for Turkey tourney

The Kenya women national team, Harambee Starlets have started preparations for the invitational Turkish Women Cup, with 23 players having gone to camp on Monday 24 February.

A total of 23 players checked into camp, Vihiga Queens midfielder Cynthia Shilwatso expected to join later with the team’s training set for Camp Toyoyo.

Katungwa

Meanwhile, Mombasa Olympics player, Elizabeth Katungwa has requested to be omitted from the squad due to personal commitments.

Apart from Kenya, the other nations that will take part in the tournament are Hungary, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Romania, Uzbekistan, Northern Ireland, Turkmenistan, and Chile.

Final Squad

The final squad of 21 players will be released just before the team jets out to Turkey on Monday 2 March.

A friendly match against the National U16 Boys team has been lined up for 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), Jane Njeri (Falling Waters), Jentrix Shikangwa (Wiyeta Girls), Rachael Muema (Thika Queens)

Forwards

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