No Charges for Starlets’ AWCON Qualifier

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has announced that Tuesday’s 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifier match pitting Kenya women’s national team and their Algerian opponents will not attract any gate charges. 

The match scheduled for the 12th of April is poised to kick off from 4pm at the Kasarani Stadium.

The return leg match offers Starlets a realistic chance of qualifying for the continent’s premier women’s tourney for the first time.

Starlets held Algeria to a 2-2 draw in the first leg played in Algiers. Any win, barren or one-all draw will see David Ouma’s side join seven other teams that will grace the 12th edition that will be held in Cameroon from November 19 to December 3, 2016.   


FKF CEO, Robert Muthomi said the decision was made to give the team, and the women’s game much-needed support.

“We are on the brink of great result that will propel our women’s team to make a debut at the continent’s top tournament.

“A positive result will spur the development of the game in the country hence the need for our fans to turn out in large numbers and offer much needed support,” said Muthomi. 

Starlets and their Algerian counterparts landed in the country on Sunday evening ready for the tie.

Three teams already booked their spot including Cameroon as hosts, two-time champions Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe who beat Mali and Zambia 3-2 and 4-2 on aggregate respectively.

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