The Kenyan national women’s team will be taking on their Algerian counterparts in the Friday 8 April qualifier for the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations and here we sample the probable team that will be doing duty.
Following her promotion from the junior team, Makolanders custodian Pauline Atieno is a definite starter between the sticks having replaced veteran Rosemary Aluoch who is now a member of the bench.
Ann Aluoch, who turns out for Spedag, will once again skipper the team for her ninth cap and is expected to have her team mate at Spedag Wendy Achieng as a central defence partner.
Former Under 20 national team captain Neddy Atieno, who also turned out for Nigerian side Sunshine Queens will partner with the youthful Mwanahalima Adam up front.
Probable starting XI: Pauline Atieno(GK), Ann Aluoch(C), Wendy Achieng, Irene Ogutu, Dorcas Shikobe, Carolyne Anyango, Martha Karimi, Tabaka Chacha, Mary Kinuthia, Neddy Atieno, Mwanahalima Adam.
Subs: Samantha Akinyi, Elizabeth Ambogo, Ann Apondi, Esse Akida, Cheris Avilia, Christine Nafula, Corazon Aquino, Enes Mango, Vivian Akinyi.