Three friendlies lined up for the Harambee Starlets before AWCON


Harambee Starlets is expected to play three friendlies this week, one against Ghana and two against Mali, confirms the chairman of the Kenya Football Federation Nick Mwendwa.

The three matches will be used in preparation for the team as part of their preparations for the next Women's African Nations Cup. Starlets will host Black Queens of Ghana on Wednesday 7 in Kasarani, which will be followed by a game behind closed doors at Utalii against Mali. The two sides will also meet on Sunday for an open friendly where fans can watch.

"As you know, Ghana are in the country and we will play them tomorrow as a match. You can see the big teams asking to play with us, which is a good thing. It is a good game to measure ourselves, not necessarily looking for results but looking to create and fix what we need to fix, "said Nick Mwendwa.

"If we play well again on Friday, a game of closed gates at Utalii and a friendly match on Sunday against Mali will give the girls three matches before they go to Ghana," he added.

Fulfilling the promise

"Once again in a month, we have the Harambee Starlets in the camp. Starlets first qualified for the Nations Cup in 2016 and now qualified for the Nations Cup." We are very excited about the work we are doing. We are now fulfilling what we promise that we are treating the girls in the same way as the boys, they are in Utalii, they win the same as the boys, the same kits, all the same. "

Preparation for Ghana

"I'm happy to say that coach David Ouma has teamed up with coach Sebastian Migne to try to work together and try to see if we can bring what we have in the men's team of the women's team. discovered that the level of fitness was not what we wanted, the team has been working to ensure we raise the fitness level and to ensure that we raise the level of tactical awareness in readiness for Ghana 2018. "

Kenya has been in a residential camp for a week as it prepares for the next African Nations Cup, to be played between November 17 and December 1. The Starlets, who are in Group B, will start their campaign against Zambia on November 18 before facing South Africa in 21st and ending their preliminary matches against defending champion Nigeria three days later.


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