Kenya Footballers Welfare Association (Kefwa) has requested Africa football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to admit national women’s soccer team Harambee Starlets back into the qulaifiers.
The football welfare has written to CAF asking them to have starlets compete at the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) second round qualifiers against Uganda ahead of AWFCON championships set for July 2nd to 23rd in rabat, Morocco.
Uganda was set to host the opening round on 13th February before Kenya hosting the second leg with the winner earning a slot to Morocco but last week CAF withdrew Kenya from the qualifiers and confirmed Uganda’s qualification to Awcon after former FKF CEO Barry Otieno wrote to the continental body confirming Kenya’s withdrawal.
“The dream of every footballer is to play in a World Cup and for these opportunities to be taken away from these players without any effort to reach a solution is heartbreaking. We appeal for fair play to prevail, so these women have a chance to follow their dream,” read Kefwa’s statement.