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Harambee Starlets travelling squad named ahead of crucial Botswana clash

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 10:41 | By
Harambee Starlets in action WAFCON against Cameroon. PHOTO/(@StarletsKE)/Harambee Starlets/X
Harambee Starlets in action WAFCON against Cameroon. PHOTO/Harambee Starlets/X

The travelling squad for Harambee Starlets has been announced for their trip to Gaborone for the second leg of the 2024 Women Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) against Botswana.

The head coach Beldine Odemba has finalized a 23-player squad for the match scheduled on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in Gaborone, Botswana.

Harambee Stars squad

In the goalkeeping department, three keepers have been selected, with Annedy Kundu leading as the first-choice keeper in the qualifiers.

Harambee Starlets walk at Kasarani ahead of a match against Botswana. PHOTO/(@StarletsKE)/X
Harambee Starlets walk at Kasarani ahead of a match against Botswana. PHOTO/(@StarletsKE)/X

The defensive lineup comprises seven players, including Ruth Ingosi, Phoebe Owiti, Enez Mango, and Dorcas Shikobe.

The midfield also consists of seven players, featuring Corazone Aquino, Ketsia Ngaira, Marjolene Nekesa, Cynthia Shilwatso, and Sheryl Angachi.

The forward positions will be manned by Mwanalima Adam, Violet Nanjala, Airine Madalina, Elizabeth Wambui, Janet Bundi, and Rebecca Okwaro.

Harambee Starlets draw

Harambee Starlets faced a 1-1 draw against Botswana in the first leg of the 2024 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier at Nyayo Stadium on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

Keitumetse Dithembe scored for Botswana, while Marjolene Nekesa converted a penalty to equalize for Kenya before the halftime break. In the second half, Violet Wanjala missed a crucial chance to put Kenya in the lead.

Harambee Starlets train at MISC, Kasarani. PHOTO/(@StarletsKE)/Harambee Starlets/X
Harambee Starlets train at MISC, Kasarani. PHOTO/Harambee Starlets/X

The aggregate winner of the two-legged qualifier will secure a spot in the 2024 Women Africa Cup of Nations, marking Harambee Starlets' second appearance in seven years.

The team departed for Botswana on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 5 a.m. and is scheduled to return home on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

Harambee Starlets Travelling Squad

Goalkeepers

Annedy Kundu, Caroline Rufa, Lilian Awuor

Defenders

Ruth Ingosi, Phoebe Owiti, Juliet Andibo, Vivian Nasaka, Enez Mango, Ann Lavender, Dorcas Shikobe

Midfielders

Corazone Aquino, Ketsia Ngaira, Lorna Nyarinda, Marjolene Nekesa, Cynthia Shilwatso, Fasila Adhiambo, Sheryl Angachi

Forwards

Mwanalima Adam, Violet Nanjala, Airine Madalina, Elizabeth Wambui, Janet Bundi, Rebecca Okwaro

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