THE Kenyan women’s senior national team, Harambee Starlets has vowed to go for nothing short of a win when they host their Rwandan counterparts in the second leg of the African Women Championships qualifiers preliminary round due on Sunday at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
Speaking to Kenyan media mid this week, head coach Justin Okiring says he is going for a victory to enable the team make next round.
“We have been training at the Safaricom Kasarani Stadium and we will go for the best,”
“We played two build-up matches last weekend to gauge those players who missed the first match. I am confident of advancing.”
The Machakos Kenyatta stadium hosted some matches of the regional Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup last year.
Confederation of African Football (Caf) has appointed Bolankang Julie from Botswana to be in charge of the game and they will be assisted by first referee Botsalo Mosimanetala from the same country and second referee Bernadette Kwimbira from Malawi, and match commissioner Teruwort Woldemariam from Ethiopia.
Fourth official is Kenyan senior referee Damaris Kimani.
With a 1-0 first leg win in Kigali, Grace Nyinawumuntu coached side will be gunning to maintain a clean record on Sunday.
Should the She-Wasps win the match they will have one foot to the next stage where they will battle it out against Nigeria’s Super Falcons.
The West Africans have been a thorn in the flesh of Rwanda and should they conquer the Kenyans, they will have to work overdrive to earn passage to the finals.
Seven teams will emerge from the qualifiers to join hosts Namibia for the final tournament from 11-24 October, also a qualifier for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada next year.