• “Our objective is to adopt a proactive approach in Cameroon. I know many people expect us to defend in search of a point but we shall be focusing on scoring goals,” Odemba said.
• Odemba said they are expecting the trio of seasoned forwards Mwanahalima Dogo, Jentrix Shikangwa, and Esse Akida to sharpen their attack.
Harambee Starlets head coach, Beldine Odemba has revealed they will be going for nothing short of a win against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon.
The two nations will face off in the first leg of the 2024 Women Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) qualifiers on September 22 in Douala, Cameroon.
Odemba said they will reign terror on their opponents with numerous inroads in the attacking third to score as many goals as possible.
“Our objective is to adopt a proactive approach in Cameroon. I know many people expect us to defend in search of a point but we shall be focusing on scoring goals,” Odemba said.
She expressed satisfaction with the progress of her team, who have pitched camp at Moi Stadium, Kasarani.
Odemba said they are expecting the trio of seasoned forwards Mwanahalima Dogo, Jentrix Shikangwa, and Esse Akida to sharpen their attack.
“Preparations are progressing well. The three, Mwanahalima, Shikangwa, and Akida will be arriving soon. They possess the experience needed to inspire in the new call-ups,” Odemba said.
Starlets beat Kenya Women Premier League side Kenya Police Bullets FC 1-0 in a friendly encounter at Kasarani Annex on Wednesday.
So far, 23 players have reported to camp, with the international players expected to start streaming in on Sunday with the exception of South Korean-based forward Tereza Engesha, who joined the squad on Wednesday evening.
Harambee Starlets are scheduled to depart for Cameroon on Tuesday.
The gaffer will be overseeing her first international assignment after being appointed in August to replace Godfrey ‘Solo’ Oduor who resigned to take up a coaching role at Kenyan Premier League side Nzoia Sugar.
The team will return home on September 24 with the second leg match scheduled for two days later.
Should Starlets emerge as the aggregate winners of the two-legged qualifier, they will be pitted against either Gabon or Botswana in the second round, scheduled for between November 27 and December 5.
The victor of the second round will secure automatic qualification to the 2024 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Morocco.