Kenya women national team, Harambee Starlets, head coach David Ouma on Tuesday 10 March commended his team on its performance at the just concluded Turkish Women’s Cup where it finished third behind Chile and Ghana respectively.
Starlets opened their campaign on Wednesday 4 March against Northern Ireland, winning 2-0, and despite falling to Chile (0-5) and Ghana (1-3) in the subsequent matches, Ouma noted that the team got valuable experience and a chance to learn heading to future assignments.
Debutant Sylvia Makungu was in particular a standout performer at the tournament, and attracted special praise from the coach.
“I would like to applaud Sylvia Makungu for her performance in her debut for the national team during the tournament despite being very young as well as the team at large for the courage they showed all through the tournament.
“Makungu showcased her skills as she grabbed her opportunity to play for the national team and showed worth being called up as well catching the eyes of scouts who have started asking about her,” he said after the match against Ghana.
Ouma was proud of his charges especially after winning bronze and Sheryl Angach for being named the best midfielder.
“Sheryl Angach won the best midfielder of the Women National Team Category which has shown that we are in the right direction as a team.
“I believe we are prepared to face Tanzania for AWCON qualifiers in April after the experience we attained in this tournament,” he concluded.
The team will jet back to the country to start preparations for the 2021 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers scheduled to start in April.