Harambee Starlets has been grouped with Mozambique, Swaziland and Mauritius in group B in the Council of Southern Africa Football Association (Cosafa) Women Championships in a draw that was conducted on Wednesday in South Africa.
Playing in the tournament as invited guest, the Kenya national team from East Africa, will take on the Southern team in the event that will kick off September 13th to 24 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Defending champions Zimbabwe leads pool A with Zambia, Madagascar and Malawi while three-time champions South Africa are in Group C with Namibia, Lesotho and Botswana.
Starlets, the only 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations participants in the group will fancy their chances.
The tournament is organised by the Confederation of South African Football Associations (Cosafa), and is open to all its 14 member countries including Madagascar, Seychelles and South Africa.
The competition will be staged at the Barbourfields Stadium and the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
This will be the first international engagement for the senior women’s team, and the team coaches and players are not allowed by the federation to speak to the media regarding team preparations as a mechanism to protect them against unnecessary media attention.
Group A: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi
Group B: Kenya Mozambique, Swaziland, Mauritius
Group C: South Africa, Namibia and Lesotho