An Uphill Task Awaits U20 Starlets In Nairobi

The national women’s U20 football team’s quest of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup has been casted in partial doubts following their 5-0 humiliation in the hands of Ghana in the first leg of the second round qualifier played at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday November 5, 2017.

After eliminating a stubborn Ethiopia side on a 4-3 aggregate score, , Kenya were in jovial moods heading to Ghana as they sought to post similar results.

That was however not be as the visitors found it hard in the field, and almost fell behind just seconds into the match but were lucky for Adubea’s goal to be ruled offside.

Their beating  was however to begin in the 10th minute, Helena Obeng burying home a beautiful goal to open account. The enlightened Princella Adubea then wrapped off the huge margin for Ghana with four goals that she scored in the  35th, 44th, 59th and 76th minute.

The Ampem Darkoa forward, who is still fresh from winning the Ghanaian Premier League  now joins Burundi’s Falone Nahimana as the qualifiers’ joint topscorer.

Return leg

The Starlets now shift focused to the tough task that awaits them in the second leg match scheduled for Saturday November 18, 2017, at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Kenya Starting XI

Lilian Awuor (GK), Foscah Nashivanda, Leah Cherotich, Lucy Akoth, Wincate Kaari, Corazon Aquino, Quinter Atieno, Diana Wacera, Martha Amunyolete, Stella Anyango, Jentrix Shikangwa


Judith Osimbo, Brenda Achieng, Linda Nyongesa, Lilian Mmboga, Rachel Muema, Veronica Awino

Ghana Starting XI 

Martha Annan; Justice Tweneboah, Gladys Amfobea, Blessing Agbomadzi, Felicity Asuaku, Grace Asantewa, Helena Obeng, Oliver Anokye, Princella Adubea, Sandra Owusu-Ansah, Rafia Alhassan


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