Egypt national women’s football team arrived in the country yesterday ahead of their international friendly match against the hosts Kenya, Harambee Starlets this Friday at Nyayo Stadium, Kasarani (kick-off 7pm).
The friendly tie against the Pharaohs comes barely six days after the home girls played host to Cameroon, losing 0-1, in another match at the same venue. Harambee Starlets are using the friendly matches as a build-up for the forthcoming Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) finals set for Cameroon from November 19-December 3.
Before the Friday clash with the national team, Egypt were scheduled to take on Women Premier League champions Thika Queens in a friendly match this afternoon at the Thika sub county Stadium. After the Friday’s match, the side coached by David Ouma is scheduled to play Cameroon in the return leg away on November 5.
The North Africans have been drawn in Pool ‘A’ alongside Zimbabwe, South Africa and AWCON hosts Cameroon while their opponents in Friday clash are in Pool ‘B’ alongside title holders Nigeria, Ghana and Mali.
Egypt have had a couple of International friendly matches prior to Friday encounter. They lost 1-0 against Zimbabwe and went ahead to win 3-1 against Banyana Banyana of South Africa last weekend.