Shilwatso pulls out of Starlets preps for Turkey tournament

Harambee Starlets midfielder Cynthia Shilwatso has pulled out of the team’s preparations for next month’s Turkish Women’s Cup.

The Vihiga Queens midfielder requested to be omitted from the provisional 25 player squad that hit camp on Sunday 23 February.

She will be replaced by Zetech Sparks midfielder Foska.

21 players

The final squad consisting of 21 players will be named in the course of the week right before the team departs the country on Monday 2 for the European nation.

The Turkish Women’s Cup also known as the Alanya Gold City Cup is an annual football women’s tournament held since 2018. France have won every single edition. They will however not take part in this year’s tourney.

The other teams set to participate are; Hungary, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Romania, Uzbekistan, Northern Ireland, Turkmenistan, and Chile.

Below is the current Starlets squad in camp;

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 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

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