The stage is set for the Women’s Kenya Cup final between defending champions Mwamba and unbeaten Impala Roans, which will take place on Saturday at the Impala Club.
This is a repeat of last season’s final which was won by Mwamba following a 15-11 victory. Both teams have announced their squads for the highly anticipated clash.
Impala Roans, who will be seeking revenge, have named a strong starting lineup featuring Ann Koki at fullback, Sharon Auma and Esther Juma on the wings, and Priscah Nyerere and Valentine Wafula at center. Ann Njeri and Judith Auma will start as the halfback pairing.
In the forwards, Elizabeth Nekesa, Knight Otwoma, and Cheryl Fouaso will form the front row, while Nelly Chikombe and Hesla Khisa will play in the second row. Winnie Owino, Diana Kemunto, and Michelle Akinyi complete the starting lineup at the back row.
Mwamba, on the other hand, will be looking to retain their title and have named a strong squad to achieve that.
Diana Omosso will start at fullback, Terry Ayesa and Peace Bridget on the wings, and Yvonne Najjuma and Ann Namnyak at center. Sandra Nafula and Edith Muchele will start as the halfback pairing.
In the forwards, Jane Chanya, Stacy Atieno, and Natasha Emali will form the front row, while Faith Livoi and Maureen Chebet will play in the second row. Stephanie Waithera, Linet Moraa, and Naomi Amuguni complete the starting lineup at the back row.
The match promises to be an exciting and closely contested encounter, with both teams boasting talented players across the park.
Impala Roans: 15. Ann Koki, 14. Sharon Auma, 13. Esther Juma, 12. Priscah Nyerere, 11. Valentine Wafula, 10. Ann Njeri, 9. Judith Auma, 1. Elizabeth Nekesa, 2. Knight Otwoma, 3. Cheryl Fouaso, 4. Nelly Chikombe, 5. Hesla Khisa, 6. Winnie Owino, 7. Diana Kemunto, 8. Michelle Akinyi REPLACEMENTS 16. Gladys Makungu, 17. Mercy Migongo, 18. Noleen Khabei, 19. Shallyne Atieno, 20. Movine Akinyi, 21. Cecilia Wayua, 22. Diana Awino, 23. Zipporah Wabomba COACH: Mary Otieno
Mwamba: 15. Diana Omosso, 14. Terry Ayesa, 13. Peace Bridget, 12. Yvonne Najjuma, 11. Ann Namnyak, 10. Sandra Nafula, 9. Edith Muchele, 1. Jane Chanya, 2. Stacy Atieno,3. Natasha Emali, 4. Faith Livoi ,5. Maureen Chebet,6. Stephanie Waithera,7. Linet Moraa, 8. Naomi Amuguni REPLACEMENTS 16. Evelyne Kalemera,17. Naomi Jelagat,18. Getrude Ondimu,19. Mitchell Alivitsa,20. Celestine Ajiambo,21. Belza Bosibori,22. Bilha Nafula,23. Esther Chamchui COACH: Joseph Baabu