Harambee Starlets land Lusaka for Zambia decider


Harambee Starlets land Lusaka for Zambia decider
The national women's football team Harambee Starlets arrive from Malawi. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • Kenya women's football national team Harambee Starlets arrived safely in Lusaka, Zambia at the dawn of Sunday ahead of the second leg of their 2020 Olympics Qualifier match
  • The Kenyans drew 2-2 with the Shepolopolo  in the first leg played on Friday in Nairobi and have all to play for in the second leg, whose winner proceeds to the tournament’s fifth and final qualifying round

Kenya women’s football national team Harambee Starlets arrived safely in Lusaka, Zambia at the dawn of Sunday ahead of the second leg of their 2020 Olympics Qualifier match.

The Kenyans drew 2-2 with the Shepolopolo  in the first leg played on Friday in Nairobi and have all to play for in the second leg, whose winner proceeds to the tournament’s fifth and final qualifying round.

Zambia began with an early goal at the 12th minute from their forward, Grace Chanda but their team forward, Mwemba Lushomo blundered and bagged a goal for starlets at the 30th minute.

The second half Vivian Odhiambo was able to maneuver a goal at the 71st minute but the Zambians did not take long to reply as they scored at the 72nd minute from team forward, Rachael Kundananji.

The two sides will face off in the second leg on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka, with the winner on aggregate set to proceed to the tournament’s fifth and final qualifying round.

Starlets Travelling Squad 

Goalkeepers: Annette Kundu (Eldoret Falcons), Monica Odato (Wadadia), Judith Osimbo (Gaspo Women)

Defenders: Dorcas Sikobe (Oserian Ladies), Nelly Sawe (Thika Queens), Ruth Ingosi (Eldoret Falcons), Lydia Akoth (Thika Queens), Lucy Akoth (Mathare United Women), Wincate Kaari (Gaspo Women), Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens)

Midfielders: Sheril Angachi (Gaspo Women), Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Corazone Aquino (Gaspo Women), Jentrix Shikangwa (Vihiga Queens), Elizabeth Wambui (Gaspo Women)

Forwards: Janet Bundi (Eldoret Falcons), Mercy Airo (Kisumu All Starlets), Rasoha Siliya (Kibera Girls Soccer Academy), Mwanalima Adam (Thika Queens), Topister Situma (Vihiga Queens)

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Story By Mkalla Wa Mwambodze
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