Kenya Women Football team B celebrating after beating Kenya team A during the 1st Africa Deaflympics Ball Game Qualifiers champions at The Moi International Sports Center Kasarani. Sept 25, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Deaf Football Federation of Kenya (DFFK) has named a 35-woman squad to go into camp in preparation for the delayed 2021 Summer Deaflympics in Caxias do Sul, Brazil.

The National Women’s Deaf football team booked a ticket to Brazil during the Africa Deaflympics Qualifiers held last year in Nairobi.

The delayed global event will take place from May 1 to 15 this year.

Kenya earned an automatic qualification after Ghana and Zanzibar pulled out of the qualifiers.

The 35 women football players, who are expected to enter camp on March 20, were selected during the second edition of the National Deaf Women Football Championships at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.

The Deaf Football Federation of Kenya said the team will be whittled down to 25 players for the main assignment in Brazil.

Other Kenyan teams that qualified for the Deaflympics are both men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Provisional squad:

Goalkeepers: Emmaculate Awino (St Angelas), Esther Wangui (Flamingo), Selina Alivika (Busia) and Pamella Maranga (Nyamira)

Defenders: Amina Sanda (St Angelas), Monica Lauzi (Kamanga), Lucy Kawera (Kids), Diana Joyce (Flamingo), Mary Njeri (Flamingo), Pauline Atieno (Kuja), Arigan Mating (St Angelas), Catherine Nabwire (Flamingo), Catherine Ngori (Kids) and Morline Juma (Kids)

Midfielders: Sharon Linda (Kamanga), Zaituni Abdi (Busia) Vincencia Akinyi (Kuja), Emily Adhiambo (Flamingo), Esther Musyoka( Kamanga), Dorothy Mark (Flamingo), Mary Nafula (Busia), Aisha Mohamed (Kids), Anine Orina (Maizeland), Lucy Musyoka (Kamanga), Lucy Musyoka (Kamanga) and Monica Agure (Maizeland)

Strikers: Emily Castine (Kuja), Josephine Kwamboka (Kamanga), Emmah Wawire (Kids), Ann Bake (Nyamira)Linda Adhiambo (Flamingo), Joyce Mala (Kamanga), Anne Lokol (St Angelas) and Selina Midong (St Angelas).

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