Kenya Eyeing CECAFA Women Football Trophy As Provisional Squad Unveiled

May 14 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

FKF stated the players will be whittled down after the May 18 trials ahead of the regional competition

The Kenya U20 women team poses for a photo before a past buildup friendly match against the National U13 boys team at the Machakos Stadium. PHOTO/ FKF

  • Kenya has started preparations for CECAFA U20 Women Championships that is slated for Nairobi in July
  • The list largely features top performers from the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Youth Tournament among them Nuru Hensley from St. Mary’s Ndovea High School, Lavenda Murumwa (Bishop Njenga), Jane Njeri (Barcelona Ladies FC) and Joy KingLady (Kwale Girls) who all made it to the All-Stars squad that is currently representing the country in Spain
  • The Junior Starlets had breezed past Botswana in the first round  on a 7-1 aggregate before edging out Ethiopia 4-3 in the second round

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya has started preparations for CECAFA U20 Women Championships that is slated for Nairobi in July.

In order to perform well in the football tournament that will be graced by 12 countries, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) named a 36-man provisional squad on Tuesday to start preparation for the regional competition.

The list largely features top performers from the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Youth Tournament among them Nuru Hensley from St. Mary’s Ndovea High School, Lavenda Murumwa (Bishop Njenga), Jane Njeri (Barcelona Ladies FC) and Joy KingLady (Kwale Girls) who all made it to the All-Stars squad that is currently representing the country in Spain.

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Micky Khode of Solwigidi FC and Mathare United Women FC’s Teresia Lundu have also been called-up.

FKF stated the players will be whittled down after the May 18 trials  ahead of the regional football showdown.

The federation is optimistic that the competition will improve the standard of the game in the country at the same time strengthen the national team that took part part in the U-20 World Cup qualifiers in 2017, falling to Ghana in the final qualifying round. 

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The Junior Starlets had breezed past Botswana in the first round  on a 7-1 aggregate before edging out Ethiopia 4-3 in the second round.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers

Stella Ahono (Bishop Njenga), Caroline Rufa (Nthiwa Queens), Micky Khode (Solwogidi), Phyllis Chemutai (Kitale Queens)

Defenders

Valentine Odeu (Wiyeta Girls), Sheila Kiprop (Wiyeta Girls), Esther Amakobe (Nyuki Starlets), Miriam Orapidi (Bishop Njenga), Dorcas Muronji (Bishop Njenga)

Midfielders

Teresia Lundu (Mathare United), Beverline Achieng (K’obala Mixed), Cynthia Matekwa (Nyuki Starlets), Diana Hashina (Acakoro), Diana Musilivi (Wiyeta Girls), Amina Waswa (Nyuki Starlets), Lavender Murumwa (Bishop Njenga), Lydia Akoth    (Zetech Soccer Queens), Irene Atieno (Acakoro), Cynthia Libondo (Kitale Queens), Nuru Hensey (St. Mary’s Ndovea), Mercy Njeri (Bishop Njenga)

Attackers

Judith Atieno (Mathare United), Laventine Lihemo (Wiyeta Girls), Joy Kinglady (Kwale Girls), Lenah Wanjala (Nyuki Starlets), Ann Malumbi (Ibinzo Girls), Asher Achieng (K’obala Mixed), Violet Wanyonyi (Bishop Njenga), Jane Njeri (Barcelona Laikipia), Catherine Aringo (Kwale Ladies), Hamisi Joyce Lina (Changamwe Ladies), Claudia Kadenge (Itigo Girls), Daisy Chirchir (St. Mary’s Ndovea), Yvonne Ogada (NCEOD Queens), Lutomia Miriam (Barcelona Laikipia), Agnelita Marondo (Kitale Queens)