Aquino to captain junior Harambee Starlets in WC qualifiers

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The experienced Soccer Queens midfielder will be a big asset to coach Caroline Achieng when Starlets plays on Friday

Corazon Aquino will captain Kenya U-20 national team in the first round of 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier on Friday.

The experienced Soccer Queens midfielder will be a big asset to coach Caroline Achieng, who named a relatively inexperienced squad that will take on host Botswana in the two-legged fixture, whose winner will meet Ethiopia in the next round.

Achieng will be assisted by Jackline Akoth and Ann Aluoch.

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Achieng will rely on the experience of the captain and Lillian Awuor, a student at Nyakach Girls, who earned her first cap with Harambee Starlets in 2016 Cecafa Cup held in Uganda.

Seeded Ethiopia was handed a bye to the next round and will sit out of the preliminary stage. Africa will qualify two teams for the World Cup to be held in France.

Goalkeepers: Lillian Awuor, Dinah Tembesi, Judith Osimbo; Defenders: Lucy Akoth, Maureen Khakasa, Robai Khamusa, Leah Cherotich, Wincate Kaari, Vivian Nasaka; Midfielders: Lillian Mmboga, Corazon Aquino, Marjolen Nekesa, Cynthia Atieno, Sheril Angachi, Cynthia Shilwatso; Strikers: Jentrix Shikangwa, Diana Wacera, Martha Amunyolete, Mercy Akinyi and Rachel Muema.

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