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Esse Akida to lead Starlets striking force against Ghana

Israel based Esse Akida will be leading Harambee Starlets striking forces as they face Ghana’s Black Queens in the international friendly match on Wednesday at Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Head coach David Ouma named Akida, who signed for Israel’s hapoel Morasha Ramat HaSharon to marshal forces with Eldoret Falcons Janet Moraa Bundi, Phoebe Okech and Terry Engesha

The friendly match is a build up for the Africa Women Cup of Nations set for Ghana mid this month.

The continental women’s extaravaganza will kick off on November 14 and top three finishers gets a direct ticket for Wolrd Cup in 2019.

Ouma had called 32 players but trimmed to 21 and retained in the team that is currently camping in Nairobi are influential forwards Mary Kinuthia and Mwanahalima Adams, as well as midfielders Corazone Aquino and Christine Nafula.

After the Ghana friendly, the national team will be travelling to Mali for another friendly match before heading to Ghana.

Starlets Squad in Camp

Goalkeepers

Pauline Atieno, Monica Karambu, Maureen Shimuli, Annette Kundu

Defenders

Dorcas Shikobe, Elizabeth Ambogo, Wendy Achieng, Lilian Adera, Elizabeth Wambui, Vivian Nasaka, Maureen Kakhasa, Ruth Ingosi

Midfielders

Cynthia Shilwatso, Corazone Aquino, Sheryl Angachi, Neddy Atieno, Mary Kinuthia, Cheris Avilia, Christine Nafula, Mercy Achieng, Mwanalima Adams

Forwards

Terry Engesha, Phoebe Oketch, Janet Moraa, Esse Akida.

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