SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
The Harambee Starlets of Kenya will play against the Crested Cranes of Uganda in preparations for the forthcoming African Women’s Cup of Nations final tournament slated for next month in Ghana.
The development was confirmed by the Football Kenyan federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa who was addressing the media about the Harambee Starlets readiness for the continental competition.
“The Starlets will be reporting to camp on 29th October for two weeks and then will jet out to Ghana On 14th November. We have already secured a friendly against Uganda and are working on another friendly.”
Kenya edged Uganda in round one of the qualification 1-0 on aggregate before losing out to Equatorial Guinea in the final round.
However, Equatorial Guinea was dumped out of the competition following Kenya’s successful appeal against them for using an ineligible player.
This will be the second time the Harambee Starlets will feature in the AWCON tournament, the first being in Limbe, Cameroon in 2016 but couldn’t get past the group phase after losing all their 3 games.
Kenya is pitted in Group B alongside defending champions Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. Group A consists of Algeria, Cameroon, Mali and hosts Ghana. The best 3 performers will book a berth in the 2019 World Cup in France.