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AWCON: Kenya to kick off Qualifiers against South Sudan

AWCON: Kenya to kick off Qualifiers against South Sudan

By Agnes Amondi

Harambee Starlets will take on South Sudan in the first round of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers. This comes after the draw hosted in the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt was made on Monday afternoon.

Starlets were pooled in group A alongside other CECAFA nations.

Should Starlets proceed past South Sudan, they are set to face either Uganda or Ethiopia in the second round. The aggregate winner will qualify for AWCON finals in Morocco.

In other fixtures, Uganda faces off against Ethiopia, Eritrea against Burundi, and Djibouti up against Rwanda.

The first and second leg fixtures of the first round will be played between June 7 and June 15th, 2021 with the second round’s 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, 2021, with the second leg fixtures to be held between January 27, and January 29, 2021.

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