The Kenya U20 Women’s National team has been trimmed to 30 by head coach Charles Okere ahead of their tie against Uganda.
Kenya is set to face their Ugandan counterparts in the second round of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women World Cup Qualifiers with the first leg slated for September 25 at 3 pm at Nyayo National Stadium and the return leg on October 8, 2021, in Uganda.
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According to the federation, preparations for the two-legged knockout qualifier started off with a selection exercise on September 15, 2021, with Okere confident of a positive result.
“We begin our FIFA U20 Women World Cup campaign against Uganda this Saturday, and we are determined to get a positive result that will take us a step closer to our dream of featuring in the 2022 FIFA U20 Women World Cup.” Okere said.
Uganda’s Crested Cranes is set to arrive in the country on Thursday, September 23, 2021 morning. The winner of the tie on aggregate will face the winner of the second-round tie pitting Mozambique against South Africa.
Kenya U20 team
Goalkeepers: Ursula Nasimiyu (Dagoretti Mix), Valentine Khwaka (Zetech Sparks), Lucy Kisaga (Gitothua Starlets), Edith Auma (Kibera Queens), Sophy Akinyi (Manyatta Ladies).
Defenders: Veronica Awino (Gaspo Women), Peris Oside (Nakuru Queens), Mercy Masika (Dagoretti Mix), Joyce Andeo (Beijing FC), Eunice Mwangi (Mpesa Foundation), Invioleta Mukoshi (St John’s Kaloleni), Lucy Kahuga (Madira Girls), Martha Simiyu (Falling Waters), Redempta Mercy (Madira Girls)
Midfielders: Medina Abubakar (Uweza Soccer), Drailer Salome (Tigers FC), Lydia Akoth (Zetech Sparks), Maximilla Robi (Beijing FC), Milka Awino (Zetech Sparks), Catherine Aringo (Fortune Ladies), Jane Hato (Madira Girls), Lavender Akinyi (Wiyeta Girls), Mildred Kanyisi (Dagoretti Mix).
Forwards: Fasila Adhiambo (Dagoretti Mix), Elizabeth Muteshi (Nangili Girls), Sylvia Makungu (Acakoro), Shirlyne Opisa (Wiyeta Girls), Charity Midewa (Madira Girls), Joy Kinglady (Zetech Sparks), Catherine Kizito (Kolwa Falcons)