Beldine Odemba is on national duty with the Kenya national women’s team, the Harambee Starlets as they prepare to take on Zambia in a 2020 Olympics Qualifiers where she is serving as Team Manager. She spoke to Sharks digital about the lessons she is drawing at the national team.
“I would say it’s a good experience. The girls are really charged up for the assignment. I feel so good to be involved with this team which I believe is the best starlets’ side we have had in history, “she said.
“International football comes with its own challenges and out of this we get to learn a lot. We get to organize and play against teams from other regions and it goes a long way in solidifying our experience. I believe we have what it takes to make it to the Olympics.” She added.
The coach is also among the eight finalists in the World Remit Future Stars program where she stands a chance to attend a coaching course at English Premier League side Arsenal.
The first leg match will be played on November 8, 2019, at the MISC Kasarani, while the second leg has been scheduled for November 11, 2019, at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia.
Annete Kundu (Eldoret Falcons), Judith Osimbo (Gaspo Women), Wilfrida Seda (Vihiga Queens), Monica Odato (Wadadia)
Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens), Dorcas Shikobe (Oserian Ladies), Lydia Akoth (Thika Queens), Lucy Akoth (Mathare United Women), Ruth Ingosi (Eldoret Falcons), Wincate Kaari (Gaspo Women), Nelly Sawe (Thika Queens), Dorcas Shiveka (Eldoret Falcons), Sylvia Lumasia (Kibera Girls Soccer Academy)
Jentrix Shikangwa (Wiyeta Girls), Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Sheril Angachi (Gaspo Women), Corazone Aquino (Gaspo Women), Mwanalima Adam (Thika Queens), Elizabeth Wambui (Gaspo Women), Providence Kasiala (Wiyeta Girls)
Topistar Situma (Vihiga Queens), Bertha Omita (Kisumu All Starlets), Mercy Airo (Kisumu All Starlets), Janet Bundi (Eldoret Falcons)