Harambee Starlets bank on experience against South Sudan

Harambee Starlets players train at Nyayo

Harambee Starlets players are taken through their paces during their training session at Nyayo National Stadium on October 19, 2021 on the eve of their Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifier against South Sudan.  

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The women's national team tactician Charles Okere said it was important to boost the team with a good number of experienced players who have played at international level
  • Bright Starlets head coach Shilene Booysen, a former Banyana Banyana goalkeeper and analyst, told Nation Sport that playing against Kenya presents a chance to expose the young team to continental competitions
  • South Sudan will have an uphill task of defeating Okere's charges who have never been beaten on home soil and have experience from 2016 and 2018 Awcon qualifiers

Harambee Starlets will be banking on their experienced players to increase their chances of beating South Sudan in their first leg of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) qualifiers, to be staged at the Nyayo National Stadium on Wednesday, 4pm. 

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