Big Test For Black Queens Against Harambee Starlets of Kenya

Big Test For Black Queens Against Harambee Starlets of Kenya


The Harambee Starlets of Kenya played a determined game to draw 0-0 with the Black Queens of Ghana in the first leg of the 2020 Olympic Qualifier.

The second leg comes off on Tuesday at the Moi International Stadium.

“We will try to contain them as much as possible, try to keep a clean sheet and hopefully get an away goal,” said Starlets coach David Ouma.

“With the preparations we have had, I am confident we will get a positive result. The players are motivated and very ready for the challenge,” he added.

The Kenya coach’s game plan worked perfectly, and the second leg is going to be a different battle.

The winner of the tie on aggregate proceeds to the tournament’s fourth qualifying round, where the Starlets could meet either of Zambia or Botswana. The fourth round winner will proceed to the fifth and final qualifying round, whose winner gets a place in the 2020 Summer Olympics, while the loser gets a lifeline in a playoff against the South American Football Confederation’s (CONMEBOL) second-placed team.

The Kenya Team is made up of the following players:


Annette Kundu (Eldoret Falcons), Judith Osimbo (Gaspo Women)


Dorcas Shikobe (Oserian Ladies), Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens), Wincate Kaari (Gaspo Women), Lydia Akoth (Thika Queens), Quinter Atieno (Gaspo Women), Nelly Sawe (Thika Queens), Ruth Ingosi (Eldoret Falcons)


Corazone Aquino (Gaspo Women), Sheryl Angach (Gaspo Women), Jentrix Shikangwa (Wiyeta Girls School), Topister Nafula (Vihiga Queens), Janet Moraa (Eldoret Falcons), Elizabeth Wambui (Gaspo Women), Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Elizabeth Katungwa (Kwale Girls)


Mwanalima Adams (Thika Queens), Mercy Airo (Kisumu All Starlets), Bertha Omita (Kisumu All Starlets)

From Sammy Heywood Okine