Starlets fall to Crested Cranes in CECAFA opener


Starlets fall to Crested Cranes in CECAFA opener
(FILE)Harambee Starlets players line-up against Uganda during their 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifier match at Kenyatta stadium on April 4, 2018. Harambee Starlets won 1-0 . Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Harambee Starlets began their quest for the 2018 Cecafa Women Championship on a rocky patch losing 0-1 to Uganda's Crested Cranes in a match played at the Nyamirambo Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Lilian Mutuuzo scored the lone goal that crushed Kenya's dream of a win in this match.

Harambee Starlets began their quest for the 2018 Cecafa Women Championship on a rocky patch losing 0-1 to Uganda’s Crested Cranes in a match played at the Nyamirambo Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda.

Lilian Mutuuzo scored the lone goal that crushed Kenya’s dream of a win in this match.

The Starlets came close to bagging the crown in 2016 reaching the final where they lost to Tanzania and had hoped to atone for the misses.

With the competition held on a round-robin format, the David Ouma coached side will have to be at their best to win their other matches if they are to have any meaningful chance of bagging the title.

 

Starting XI

Poline Atieno (GK), Lilian Adera, Dorcas Shikobe, Elizabeth Ambogo, Wendy Achieng, Cheris Avilia, Cynthia Shilwatso, Mercy Achieng, Mwanahalima Adam, Neddy Atieno, Terry Engesha

Substitutes

Monica Karambu (GK), Phelistus Kadari, Vivian Nasaka, Anita Adongo, Ruth Ingosi, Esse Akida, Martha Amunyolete

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