Kenya’s Harambee Starlets Depart for WAFCON Clash Against Cameroon

Harambee Starlets embarked on their journey this morning, heading to face the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the first leg of their Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifier scheduled for Friday, September 22.

CoachBeldineOdemba named a strong squad for the trip, which includes veterans EsseAkida and Mwanahalima Adam, alongside FC Kryvbas midfielder Cynthia Shilwatso and Beijing Jingtan FC forward JentrixShikangwa.

Unfortunately, SlaviaPraha midfielder MarjolenNekesa was unable to travel due to a health issue, as conveyed through her social media platform.

Here’s the full squad:

Goalkeepers: AnnedyKundu (Ness Atromitou FC), Valentine Kwaka (Kenya Police Bullets FC), Caroline Rufa (Simba Queens)

Defenders: Vivian Nasaka (Hakkarigucuspor), Enez Mango (Farul Constanta), Waganda Lydia Akoth (Buja Queens), WincateKaari (Yanga Princess), Ruth Ingosi (Simba Queens), Janet Moraa (Vihiga Queens), Juliet Auma (Kenya Police Bullets), Phoebe Owiti (Vihiga Queens).

Midfielders: MercylineAnyango (JFK Panthers), Cynthia Shilwatso (FC Kryvbas Women), Vivian Corazone (Simba Queens), Mercy Njeri (Kenya Police Bullets), Sheryl Angachi (Ulinzi Starlets).

Forwards: EsseAkida (FC PAOK), Violet Nanjala (AlmffLaayoune), Mwanalima Adam (Hakkarigucuspor), TerezaEngesha (Hyundai Steel R.A), JentrixShikangwa (Beijing Jingtan FC), Elizabeth Wambui (Simba Queens), Mercy Airo (Ulinzi Starlets).

Harambee Starlets will be seeking to reverse their unfavorable head-to-head record against their opponents to progress to the next round of qualifiers. In their two previous meetings, the Indomitable Lionesses emerged victorious on both occasions. They secured a 1-0 win in their first encounter on October 22, 2016, and followed it up with a 2-1 victory in another friendly against the Starlets on November 6 the same year.

The upcoming match will take place at the Stade de la Reunification, starting at 9 PM, with the return leg scheduled for four days later.

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