Ambitious Starlets set to begin FIFA U17 Women’s WCQ preparations

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 09:35 | By
Junior Starlets coach Mildred Cheche. PHOTO/FKF
Junior Starlets coach Mildred Cheche. PHOTO/FKF

Ambitious Junior Starlets are set to begin their 2024 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup preparations after head coach Mildred Cheche named a provisional squad.

Starlets will take on Ethiopia in the upcoming two-legged qualification for the third round of the 2024 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifier in May.

"They begin with the first leg in Ethiopia on Friday, May 10, 2024, followed by the second leg at home on Sunday, May 19, 2024," the Football Kenya Federation announced.

Cheche named a provisional squad of 31 players who will arrive in camp on Saturday, Aril 27.

The aggregate winner of the duel will proceed to the fourth and final round, where they will face either Djibouti or Burundi. If Starlets manage to overcome all these hurdles, they will then automatically qualify for the 2024 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in October.

The finals will be held in the Dominican Republic.

Provisional squad

Goalkeepers: Ephy Awuor (Madira Girls), Scovia Awuor (Kobala Sec.), Velma Auma (Wiyeta Secondary School), Mitchelle Achieng (Brenda Girls)

Defenders: Elizebeth Ochaka (Shiraha Starlets), Claire Meris (Kobala Secondary School), Lorine Ilavonga (Wiyeta Secondary School),  Brenda Nechesa (Butere Girls Secondary School), Jenevieve Mitchel (Nyakach Secondary School), Christine Adhiambo (Nyakach Sec.), Judith Nandwa (Butere Girls), Kimberly Akinyi (Madira Girls), Dorcas Glender (Butere Girls Secondary School), Hilder Natecho (Archbishop Njenga Secondary), Rose Nangila (Wiyeta High School)

Midfielders: Velma Awuor (Nyakach Girls Secondary), Brenda Awuor (Madira Girls), Halima Imbachi (Butere Girls Secondary), Rebecca Odato (Dagoretti Mixed), Susan Akoth (Gor Mahia Queens), Lornah Faith (Butere Girls), Lindi Weey Atieno (Sunflower Junior High School)

Forwards: Valerie Nekesa (Madira Girls), Joy Angela Valencia (Butere Girls), Marion Serenge (Arch Bishop Njenga), Quinter Adhiambo (St. Alfreda Alara Mixed), Sylvia Mukai (Wiyeta Secondary School), Diana Anyango (Butere Girls), Patience Kasichana (Uweza Women), and Peruce Elizabeth (Magunga Girls).

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