The Junior Starlets are currently undergoing residential training as they prepare for the CECAFA U18 Women’s Championship. Having spent a week in camp, the atmosphere is vibrant, and the players are brimming with excitement.

The training camp has proven to be invaluable for the players, providing them with an environment conducive to learning and honing their skills. They have the opportunity to glean knowledge not only from their coaches but also from one another. This knowledge will undoubtedly serve them well, not just during the tournament but also in their potential future professional careers.

Mollyne Akinyi, a student at Our Lady of Fatima Secondary School, expressed her enthusiasm for the camp, stating, “We have a tremendous opportunity to learn from both our peers and our coaches.”

This collaborative learning environment has instilled confidence within the players, driving them towards a resolute determination to secure victory in this home tournament.

Mollyne Akinyi further affirmed their commitment, saying, “Our primary goal is to win this tournament, and we are working tirelessly towards achieving that.”

The players are also appealing to Kenyans for their unwavering support during the tournament. Ivy Chepkirui, from Zetech Sparks, urged the fans, saying, “We encourage our fans to stand by us and rally behind us. With their support, we will strive to deliver good performances.”

The CECAFA U18 Women’s Championship is set to kick off on Saturday, June 24, 2023, in Nairobi.

Provisional Squad


Christine Omolo(Butere Girls), Scovia Awuor (Kobala Secondary), Terry Okova (Mogunga Girls), Velma Auma (Wiyeta Girls), Shihafu Askonotia (Dagoretti Mixed).


Robai Nelma (Lwandeti D.E.B), Vidah Okeyo (Butere Girls), Judith Okumu (Butere Girls), Dorcas Glenda (Butere Girls), Beryl Achieng (Magunga Secondary), Sharlot Atieno Obondi (KISPED), Philomena Syombua (Kamkunji Secondary), Claire meris (Kobala Secondary), Junedezina Awino (Itigo Girls), Lorine Ilavunga (Wiyeta Girls), Sharon Omwangale (Wiyeta Girls), Ruth Akinyi (Nasokol Girls), Mollyne Akinyi (Our Lady Of Fatima Secondary School).


Rebecca Kwoba (Soccer Assasins FC), Jane Hato (Madira Girls), Lorna Faith (Butere Girls), Sheila Awuor Ouma (Kobala Secondary), Eunice Atieno Odemba (Kobala Secondary), Ephy Atieno Onyango (Kobala Secondary), Susan Akoth (Our Lady of Fatima), Jerrine Adhiambo (Madira Girls), Jane Njeri (Dandora Secondary), Velma Kaveza (Itigo Girls), Sheila Kaare Wanjiru (105 Nini Farm), Conny Anyego (Hoppy’s Girls Primary), Sheila Adongo (Wiyeta Girls), Erika Njeri (Kahuhia Girls), Rebecca Odato (Dagoretti Mixed).


Mollvine Achieng Owour (KISPED), Elizabeth Mideva (Bishop Njenga), Fasila Adhiambo (Ulinzi Starlets FC), Immanuela Nafula (Sang’alo Institute), Valerie L Nekesa (Madira Girls), Ivy Chepkirui (Zetech FC), Winnie Wangeci (Moi Girls Nangili), Margaret Njeri (Falling Waters), Patience Kasichana (Dagoretti Mixed), Inna Akinyi (Fussball Naks Ladies), Margaret Aluoch Onyango (Kobala Secondary), Edna Wanda (Wiyeta Girls), Ivy Chepkirui (Zetech Sparks).

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