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Alumira appointed Harambee Starlets head coach



Former Kenya Women Premier League side Vihiga Queens tactician Alex Alumira has been appointed as the head coach of the national women football team Harambee Starlets.

According to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Caretaker Committee chairman and retired judge Aaron Ringera, Alumira’s contract runs until the end of the mandate of the Committee. 

“The recruitment process has been very transparent and competitive, and our new coach is Mr Alex Alumira,” Ringera said during the unveiling session of Alumira.

Alumira who will be assisted by Benter Achieng and Ann Aluoch with Martha Karimi serving as the team manager said he is ready to steer the team to another level ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations match against rivals Uganda.

Starlets are on course to qualify for the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations and the new man at the helm believes everything is possible with the support of the local stakeholders of the game

“It is a great honor and I look forward to guiding this team to the best of my ability, and with the full support of the FKF CC, we shall guide this team to AWCON qualification,” said Alumira. 

The team will be entering camp on Tuesday as they prepare renewing their rivalry with neighbours Uganda’s Crested Cranes when they clash in the second round of the 2022 AWCON qualifiers

Kenya advanced to the second round after hammering South Sudan 15-1 on aggregate over last weekend.

On the other hand, Uganda sailed through after beating Ethiopia 2-1 on post-match penalties after the two teams tied 2-2 on aggregate at the end of the second leg played at Bahir Dar International Stadium in Ethiopia on Tuesday.

Kenya will host the first leg of the contest which is scheduled for February 14 before travelling across the border on February 23 to play Uganda next year.

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