Fasila, Kinglady named in Harambee Starlets squad for Botswana test

Fasila, Kinglady named in Harambee Starlets squad for Botswana test

Harambee Starlets players celebrate after scoring against Cameroon during their second leg Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) qualifier match at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on September 26, 2023. Kenya won 4-3 on post match penalties after winning 1-0 in regular time to tie the first round on 1-1 aggregate. Photo/Sportpicha

Coach Beldine Odemba has called up 29 players to camp for their two-legged final round of the 2024 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (WAFCON) qualifiers against Botswana.

They begin with the first leg at home on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, followed by the second leg away in Botswana on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

Most players called up in the camp against Cameroon have been retained with Vihiga Queens Mercyline Wayodi and FK Apolonia Fier Lorna Nyarinda making a comeback to the team.

Joining the squad for the first time are Kenya Police Bullets Goalkeeper Mishi Mbaru, Bungoma Queens Defender Centrine Wasike, Kenya Police Bullets and Kibera Soccer Ladies forwards, respectively, Rebecca Okwaro and Nancy Atako.

Graduating to the senior team from Rising Starlets is the Ulinzi Starlets duo of Joy Kinglady and Fasila Odhiambo.

The team is expected to be in camp on Monday, November 20, 2023.

If Starlets beat Botswana, they qualify for the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations for the second time in seven years.

Provisional Squad


Annedy Kundu (Ness Atromitou FC), Caroline Rufa (Simba Queens), Lilian Awuor (ASJ Soyaux Charente), Mishi Mbaru (Kenya Police Bullets)


Ruth Ingosi (Simba Queens), Phoebe Owiti (Gokulam Kerala FC), Dorcas Shikobe (Sirines of Grevana), Juliet Auma (Kenya Police Bullets), Centrine Wasike (Bungoma Queens), Vivian Nasaka (Hakkarigucuspor), Enez Mango (Farul Constata), Fosca Nashivanda (Zetech Sparks)


Corazone Aquino (Simba Queens), Ketsia Ngaira (Ulinzi Starlets), Lorna Nyarinda (FK Apolonia Fier), Mercyline Wayodi (Vihiga Queens), Fasila Adhiambo (Ulinzi Starlets), Marjolene Nekesa (SK Slavia Praha), Cynthia Shilwatso (FC Kryvbas Women)


Mwanalima Adam (Hakkarigucuspor), Joy Kinglady (Ulinzi Starlets), Jentrix Shikangwa (Beijing Jingtan FC), Tereza Engesha (Hyundai Steel R.A), Violet Nanjala (AMLFF LAAYOUNE), Airine Madalina (Bunyore Starlets), Elizabeth Wambui (Simba Queens) Janet Bundi (Vihiga Queens), Rebecca Okwaro (Kenya Police Bullets), Nancy Atako (Kibera Girls Soccer)


Harambee Starlets Botswana Beldine Odemba WAFCON

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