Starlets off to Mozambique for COSAFA tournament


Nairobi, KENYA: National women’s soccer team Harambee Starlets left the country Monday afternoon for Mozambique where they will take part in the Confederation of Southern African Football Associations COSAFA.

The 20-woman traveling squad lead by head coach Richard Kanyi is in Group B alongside Mozambique, Swaziland and Mauritius in the championship which has attracted a total of 12 teams.

This is the first competitive tournament Harambee Starlets will be competing in after last year’s Women Africa Cup of Nations where they were knocked out in the group stage.

Meanwhile, head coach Richard Kanyi will be seeking a positive start in his first time with the team since replacing David Ouma who guided Starlets to the finals of Cecafa Women’s Championship held in Uganda last year.

Starlets squad:

Goalkeepers: Monicah Karambu, Pauline Atieno (Makolanders), Jeniffer Adhiambo (Mathare United Women)

Defenders: Wendy-Ann Achieng (Spedag), Dorcas Shikobe (Oserian), Doris Anyango (Spedag), Lillian Adera (Vihiga Queens), Juliet Auma (Thika Queens), Esther Nandika (Soccer Queens) Pauline Musungu(Makoladers).

Midfielders: Carolyne Anyango (Spedag), Cheris Avilia (Spedag), Florence Awino (Gaspo), Caroline Kiget (Thika Queens)

Strikers: Neddy Atieno (KDF), Lucy Mukhwana (KDF), Phoebe Oketch (Vihiga Queens), Janet Moraa (Nyamira Starlets), Mwanahalima Adam (Mombasa Olympic), Mercy Achieng (Thika Queens)