•Newly appointed Harambee Starlets head coach Charles Okere will be seeking to stamp authority in the region as he leads his charges to a title defence in Djibouti from December 17 to December 31.
•Starlets made history by becoming the first Kenyan women's team to lift a regional trophy after they dethroned hosts Tanzania 2-1 at Chamazi Stadium to clinch the 2019 CECAFA Senior Women Challenge Cup.
Gor Mahia first choice custodian Gad Mathews is convinced the Kenyan champions have the potential to grace the finals of the forthcoming Kagame Cup set for August in Tanzania.
“Based on our performance during the Caf Confederations Cup, I believe we possess the potential to romp to the finals of Kagame,” said Mathew.
“Beside, we were just gathering momentum before the Football Kenya Premier League was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. We won our last encounter emphatically against Bidco who we walloped 3-1 despite their fine form in the league,” added Mathew.
“I believe we have the right personnel who are experienced enough to charge for any regional title,” said Mathew.
K’Ogalo are among the Kenyan teams that will be representing the country in a wide array of upcoming Cecafa tournaments from July.
The last time they featured in the tournament was when they crushed out to Azam in the semis at the National Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam in 2018.
Football Kenya Federation said in a statement that the Emerging Stars will aim Kenya’s first salvo in Ethiopia a month from now.
Said FKF: “Emerging Stars will kick off the hunt for titles at the U-23 Cecafa Challenge Cup in Ethiopia from July 3 to July 18.”
“The Kenya U-20 women team, christened ‘Rising Starlets’ will battle for honours in the Cecafa women’s U-20 tourney to be hosted by Uganda from August 14-28.”
Newly appointed Harambee Starlets head coach Charles Okere will be seeking to stamp authority in the region as he leads his charges to a title defence in Djibouti from December 17 to December 31.
Starlets made history by becoming the first Kenyan women’s team to lift a regional trophy after they dethroned hosts Tanzania 2-1 at Chamazi Stadium to clinch the 2019 Cecafa Senior Women Challenge Cup. Other than the national team, two Kenyan clubs will also be testing their mettle on the international stage.
“Three-time FKF Women Premier League champions Vihiga Queens have been selected to represent the country in the inaugural Cecafa Women Club Champions league in Kenya between July 17 and August 1,” read the satement.
Kenya has been nominated to host the inaugural 2021 Cecafa Women’s Champions League in July. FKF CEO Barry Otieno said the tournament will be held in Nairobi from July 17 to August 1.
Kenya will host 10 countries including Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Zanzibar, Djibouti, Eritrea, Rwanda, and Burundi. The winners will secure slots in the Caf Women Club Champions League.