National women’s Under-20 football team will take on Botswana in the preliminary round’; first leg of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers in Lobatse City, 70km from Capital, Gaborone, this evening at 5pm East African Time. This will be the first competitive assignment for the team since 2012 when the side participated in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. The newly assembled side that is mainly made up of high school students and handled by Caroline Achieng’, flew out of country two days ago. Having been part of the Harambee Starlets squad that competed at last year’s Cecafa Women Championship in Uganda and the Africa Women Nations Cup qualifiers in Cameroon, custodian Lillian Owuor and Captain Corazone Aquino, are the most experienced players in the side. The aggregate winner of the two legged fixture will proceed to the first round to face Ethiopia, who were given a bye to the next round in September this year. The return leg will be staged in Nairobi in two weeks time.
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