Starlets land in Gaborone

The national under-20 women’s football team left yesterday morning for the Fifa World Cup preliminary round match tomorrow away in Botswana.
A provisional squad of 33 players have been training in Machakos for the last two weeks and only 20 players made the cut. The traveling party include goalkeepers, Lilian Awuor, Judith Osimbo (Nyakach Girls) and Dinah Tembesi (Wiyeta Girls).
Awour tops the department and she is favourite to start in the goal by virtue of having been part of the senior national team that participated in the previous international assignment among them last year’s Cecafa tournament in Uganda and Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The defending department has Lucy Akoth (St. Paul’s Abwao), Wincate Kaari (Thika Queens), Vivian Nasaka (Ibinzo Girls), Maureen Khakasa, Robai Khamusa and Leah Cherotich (Wiyeta).
Corazone Aquino headline the midfield department that has club-mate Lilian Mmboga of Soccer Queens, Sheril Angachi (Olympic High), Cynthia Shilwatso (Ibinzo Girls), Marjolen Nekesa (Wadadia) and Cynthia Atieno (Maina Wanjigi).
Aquino has been a key figure in the women’s senior team and brings on board the much-needed experience and exposure.
Wiyeta trio of Martha Amunyolete, Jentrix Shikangwa and Rachel Muema form the striking line-up alongside Mercy Akinyi (Nyakach Girls) and Diana Wacera (Mathare United.
Those who have been axed include Regina Shehe, Christine Awuor, Vivian Nasaka, Fridhaus Genge, Tina Turner, Cynthia Akinyi, Teresia Lundu, Dorah Achieng, Sharon Adhiambo, Cynthia Shilwatso, Christine Kitaru, Lillian Mmboga and Tumaini Waliaula. The second leg of the championship is set for August 4-6. The winner between Kenya and Botswana will face off with Ethiopia away in the first round match in September. The other preliminaries clash pit Burundi against Djibout while Libya cross swords with Sierra Leone.

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