Poor end as Starlets lose to Zambia in third-place fight


Azizi Ali Mtumwa (L) of Zanzibar contest for ball with Jackline Jumah Akoth of Kenya ...
Azizi Ali Mtumwa (L) of Zanzibar contest for ball with Jackline Jumah Akoth of Kenya Harambee Starlets during their 2016 CECAFA Women football championship at the FUFA Technical center in Njeru, Uganda on September 15, 2016. Harambee Starlets won 11-0. Photo/www.sportpicha.com

Harambee Starlets ended their campaign in the COSAFA Women Championships in Zimbabwe on wrong footing losing 4-2 to Zambia on post-match penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time.

The defeat saw them finish their campaign at position four, missing out on the top three brackets.

The home queens led to the break courtesy of a 30th minute strike by deadly attacker Neddy Atieno.

A lapse in defence made Zambia level the scores in the 72nd minute through Barbra Banda, to send the match into post-match penalties where the Starlets missed failed to prevail missing two spot-kicks as Zambia prevailed.

Starting Eleven

Pauline Atieno, Mwanahalima Adam, Juliet Auma, Cheris Avilia, Neddy Atieno, Caroline Anyango, Pauline Musungu, Dorcas Shikobe, Phoebe Owiti, Mercy Achieng, Dorris Anyango

Substitutes

Esther Nandika, Lilian Adera, Janet Bundi, Monicah Karambu, Florence Awino, Jenipher Adhiambo, Caroline Chepkoech, Wendy Achieng, Lucy Mukhwana

 

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