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Head Coach Harambee Starlets Confident with Team to Conquer Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers

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Head coach of Harambee Starlets David Ouma has prepared a team of 39 players who have been scouted from the women premier league, Top schools like Kwale girls and Tartar and from Chapa na Dimba to play in the national team for the Tokyo Olympics Qualifiers.

Speaking to Ghetto radio sports head coach Ouma says that he is confident with the team as they have shown their best that’s why they have been selected to play for the national team.

“This opportunity will allow players to get exposed to international matches and give them hope by playing in the national team.” He adds.

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is in negotiations with three countries Mozambique, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe and perennial rivals Ethiopia over the possibility of playing friendly matches with the national women football team, Harambee Starlets, before they face Malawi next month in a 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier.

If countries agree the matches will be played in a two-leg format in the first two weeks of August before Harambee starlets travel to Malawi for the first leg on August 28 while the second leg will be on September 1 at the Kasarani stadium.

The provisional squad of 39 players has been in residential training at Camp Toyoyo since Monday as part of preparations for the upcoming tournament.

If  Kenya beats Malawi, they will meet either Gabon or Ghana in the next round of the Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers.

By Arnold Olando

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