New national women team’s coach Alimurah is confident Harambee Starlets will shine over Uganda
Kenya’s national women’s football team Harambee Starlets coach Alex Alumirah has expressed confidence that his charges will prevail over Uganda’s Crested Cranes in Kampala, Uganda, in the upcoming Africa Women Cup of Nations [Awcon2022] qualifier.
Alumirah says that after the confusion that had affected Harambee Starts’ qualification was put to rest, the girls, most of who won the Confederation of East and Central Africa Federations Association (Cecafa) in Dar es Salaam, last year, had already behind them the fears that they the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) had cancelled the match and handed the Uganda the ticket to participate in the AWCON tournament slated for Morocco.
Alumirah, currently on a five-years contract with Arusha-based (Tanzania), Tiger Queens, says his only concern was the physical condition of the girls following a brief lull in the football activities in the country after Federation of Kenya Football national was disbanded by the government last year.
There have allegations that either suspended FKF chief executive Barry Otieno or FKF vice chair Doris Petra had written to CAF withdrawing Kenya from the competition citing lack of funds. The caretaker committee appointed by cabinet secretary for sports is investigating the matter.
On his part, Alumirah says the confusion has not distracted him from seeing Kenya play in Morocco later this year.
– A Tell report