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Local based players dominate Starlets squad for Turkish Women Cup


Local based players dominate Starlets squad for Turkish Women Cup
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Mwanahalima Adam has been called up to the Harambee Starlets squad that is set to take part in the nine-nation Turkish Women Cup scheduled between March 2-11, 2020.

Adams is set for a try out in Sweden with Djurgardens IF but the deal is being dragged down by the delay in visa issuance by the Swedish Embassy.

The squad that was released on Wednesday by head coach David Ouma is largely composed of players who lifted the Cecafa Championships title in Tanzania last year.

The tactician also widened his scouting net to the grassroots,  calling up Falling Water’s player Jane Njeri who showed immense skill in leading her team to retain the Central regional title at the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom.

Vihiga Queens forward, Cynthia Shilwatso, a natural defensive midfielder, and Thika Queens Cynthia Kaveya will be battling for a final place in the defens department.

Thika Queens player Rachael Muema has once again received a call-up to the squad.

Coach David Ouma is expected to trim the squad to a final list of 21, few days before the team jets out Turkey on March 2.

The team is expected to hit camp on February 23, 2020, in Nairobi.

A local friendly match has been lined up on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Kenya, who’s squad comprises mostly of local based players will battle it out against  Hungary, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Romania, Uzbekistan, Northern Ireland, Turkmenistan and Chile.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers

Stella Anolo (Zetech Sparks), Judith Osimbo (Gaspo Youth), Monica Odato (Wadadia), Phiona Ariko (Thika Queens)

Defenders

Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens), Cynthia Livondo (Trans Nzoia Falcons),Dorcas Shiveka (Eldoret Falcons), Nelly Sawe (Thika Queens), Dorcas Shikobe (Oserian), Lucy Akoth (Mathare United), Diana Hashina (Acakoro), Lydia Akoth (Thika Queens)

Midfielders

Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Cynthia Kaveya (Thika Queens), Sheryl Angach (Gaspo), Silvia Makhungu (Kariobangi North), Mercy Airo (Kisumu All Starlets), Janet Bundi (Eldoret Falcons), Elizabeth Katungwa (Mombasa Olympics), Jane Njeri (Falling Waters), Jentrix Shikangwa (Wiyeta Girls), Rachael Muema (Thika Queens)

Forwards

Mwanalima Adam (Thika Queens), Stella Anyango (Nakuru All Stars), Purity Alukwe (Zetech Sparks)

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