Harambee Starlets AWCON participations in limbo


Nairobi. KENYA: National women soccer team Harambee Starlets is likely to miss out on the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations scheduled for November 17 in Ghana.

This has been revealed by Football Kenya Federation FKF who has slammed the ministry of sports for failing to meet the sh.43m budget allocation presented to them by the federation.

FKF president Nick Mwendwa has since pleaded with the Government to operationalize funds because they do not have money to send the team to Ghana.

“Our plan is to send the team to camp next week and we have lined up two friendly matches before they travel to Ghana. Our budget is Sh43 million,” said Mwendwa.

According to Nick Mwendwa, several sponsors have shown interest in sponsoring men and women’s team but are holding on to learn how the fund will operate before they come on board.

Harambee Starlets reported to camp on Monday despite the uncertainty with head coach David Ouma summoning 42 players who will be trimmed to the 23-final squad.

Starlets are in Group B together with holders Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia in the tournament which attracts eight teams.