Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has exuded confidence in the National Women football team, Harambee Starlets, ahead of the upcoming 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.
This as he called on Parliament to fully operationalize the Sports Fund, established under the Sports Act to raise funding for the development of Sports.
The fund draws its inflow from Sports Bookies and Lotteries but has since its inception not been actualized.
“We took part in the 2016 edition for the first time ever. Now, the players are more experienced,”
“We will give them full support as we have done with the Harambee Stars and I am confident that they will give a good account of themselves in Ghana,” said FKF President Nick Mwendwa.
“I am appealing to Parliament to clear the stumbling blocks that are standing in the way of the operationalization of the Sports Fund. This way, we can be able to raise enough funding to see our national teams through our international assignments,” he added.
Starlets gained qualification to the continental showpiece, set to be held in Ghana between November 17, and December 1, 2018, following Equatorial Guinea’s disqualification having been found guilty of fielding an ineligible player in their final qualification match against Kenya.
The team will check into camp on Monday, October 29, 2018, and will play two friendly matches before jetting out to Ghana on November 14, 2018, in time for the tourney.