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Kenya lands Uganda in AWCON qualifiers

15:03 GMT+4 04/10/2017
Harambee Starlets celebrates against Ethiopia
After Cecafa, Kenya will have less than three months to prepare for the She-Cranes test between February 26- March 6, 2018

Harambee Starlets will take on Uganda in the first round of Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifiers early next year.

Starlets who finished fourth in the just concluded Cosafa tournament, will test their strength against their February opponent in the November’s Cecafa championship to be staged in Rwanda should both countries honour the regional event.

After Cecafa, Kenya will have less than three months to prepare for the She-Cranes test set for between February 26- March 6, 2018.

“We have received the fixtures but we are still waiting for an official letter from Caf (Confederation of Africa football),” confirmed Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Media liaison officers, Barry Otieno.

If Starlets perch past Uganda, Kenya will face Equatorial Guinea in the second round.

The seven-nation championship will be held in Ghana in November 2018.

First Round fixtures: Senegal v Algeria, Libya v Ethiopia, Morocco v Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone v Mali, Burkina Faso v Gambia, Congo v South Africa, Kenya v Uganda, Lesotho v Swaziland, Tanzania v Zambia, Namibia v Zimbabwe.

Second Round fixtures: Senegal/Algeria v Libya v Ethiopia , Morocco/Ivory Coast v Sierra Leone/Mali, Burkina Faso/Gambia v Nigeria , Congo/Central Africa v Cameroon, Kenya/Uganda v Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho/Swaziland v South Africa, Tanzania/Zambia v Namibia/Zimbabwe.