Kenya national women’s football team, Harambee Starlets, are confident of qualifying for the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) as they prepare to play Botswana on Wednesday.
Starlets knocked out Cameron’s Indomitable Lionesses 4-3 in post-match penalties last September after playing out to a 1-1 aggregate score to set up a duel against Botswana who hammered Gabon 7-1 on aggregate.
Speaking ahead of the match, Kenya’s coach Beldine Odemba said they have prepared well and they are looking for a positive start to the final leg of the match set to be played at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi from 3pm.
The second leg of the final round of the continental games qualifiers will be played on December 5 at Gaborone National Stadium in Botswana.
“We are confident that we can topple Botswana. They are beatable because we have done this before and if we stick to our plan I trust we will make it to Afcon.
“Its not going to be easy but with the talent we have we have a chance to make it just as we did seven years ago,” said Odemba.
Harambee Starlets made history by qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time ever on away goal rule following 3-3 aggregate result over Algeria in 2016.
Kenya will be hoping to repeat the same trick when they defeated Botswana 1-0 in 2015 during the Olympic qualifiers. The return leg in Gaborone however went to Botswana who won 2-1.