Harambee Starlets has been drawn in Group A of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers in the draw hosted by the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
The first round will see Kenya play against South Sudan as Uganda faces off against Ethiopia, Eritrea against Burundi, and Djibouti up against Rwanda.
Should Starlets proceed past South Sudan, they are set to face off against either Uganda or Ethiopia in the second round. The winners on aggregate will qualify to join hosts Morocco in the regional showpiece.
The first and second leg fixtures of the first round will be played between June 7 and June 15th, 2021 with the second rounds first and second leg fixtures will be held between October 18 and October 29, 2021.
Meanwhile, the Kenya U20 women team has also been pooled in Group A alongside Uganda, Burundi, Malawi, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, and Zambia, in the second round of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women World Cup qualifiers.
Kenya will play against Uganda and before being one of the two African representatives in the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, they will have to go through three more rounds
The women’s U20 continental showpiece first leg fixtures will take place between January 13, and January 15, 2022, with the second leg fixtures to be held between January 27, and January 29, 2022.
By Alice Gworo