Cameroon ex­pected

In­domitable Lionesses awaited tonight ahead of to­mor­row’s friendly with Haram­bee Star­lets

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local - BY AGNES MAKHANDIA @dor­ry­tik

Cameroon na­tional women’s team are set to ar­rive tonight ahead for their friendly against na­tional women’s foot­ball team, Haram­bee Star­lets to­mor­row at the Sa­fari­com Sta­dium, Kasarani.

Star­lets, who were ear­lier sched­uled to ar­rive yes­ter­day, will now land to­day from Morocco af­ter their flight was can­celled.

The Kenyan side, who were away in the Morocco for a se­ries of friendlies, recorded two im­pres­sive wins against Wy­dad Casablanca, whom they beat 8-1 and Chabab At­las Khenifra (CAK), who suc­cumbed to a 6-1 thrash­ing at the Moroc­can Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion head­quar­ters ground.

Con­firm­ing the new de­vel­op­ment, Foot­ball Kenya Fed­er­a­tion ( FKF) com­mu­ni­ca­tion of­fi­cer Barry Otieno, said the fed­er­a­tion is in talks with the lo­cal agent to en­sure the team ar­rive early ahead of to­mor­row’s friendly.

“Star­lets should have been in coun­try to­day (Thurs­day) but the flight was can­celled due to lo­gis­ti­cal prob­lems,” said Otieno.

“The Moroc­can air­line wanted to resched­ule the flight to 4pm their time —mean­ing they could have ar­rived here on Sat­ur­day at 2pm—some two hours to the game and that’s why we are mak­ing lo­cal ar­range­ment with the lo­cal agent for the team to ar­rive here to­mor­row (Fri­day) to pre­pare for the friendly match.”

Af­ter to­mor­row’s clash, the na­tional team will host Egypt six days later for an­other friendly be­fore they jet out for a re­turn leg against hosts Cameroon on Novem­ber 5.

The team is us­ing the friendly matches as a build up for the forth­com­ing Africa Women Cup of Na­tions fi­nal to be staged in the city of Limbe, Cameroon.

The side coached by David Ouma, has been drawn in Pool ‘B’ along­side ti­tle hold­ers Nige­ria, Ghana and Mali in the AWCON set for Novem­ber 19 - De­cem­ber 3.

Mean­while, af­ter the friendly match against Star­lets, Cameroon are set to visit the newly crowned Ce­cafa cham­pi­ons Tan­za­nia for an­other friendly match.

Cameroon re­cently won 1-0 against Mali in a two-legged fix­ture.

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