AWCON Qualifiers: Harambee Starlets through to second round

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Harambee Starlets team that started the second leg AWCON Qualifier against Uganda.

The National Women Football Team, Harambee Starlets, has qualified for the second round of the Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

This follows Starlets’ barren draw against Uganda in a match played on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Startimes Stadium in Lugogo, Uganda.

Kenya had earlier on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, won the first leg 1-0 in Machakos, courtesy of a long-range strike by right-back Lilian Adera.

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The team has consequently booked a date with Equatorial Guinea in the second and final qualifying round, set to be played between June 4, and June 12, 2018.

Kenya made a maiden appearance at the 2016 showpiece in Cameroon, bowing out in the first round at the hands of Ghana, Mali, and Nigeria.

Harambee Starlets vs Uganda AWCON
Captains and match officials pose for a team photo prior to Harambee Starlets’ second leg match against Uganda

Starting XI

Poline Atieno (GK), Lilian Adera, Wendy Achieng (C), Dorcas Sikobe, Elizabeth Ambogo, Carolyne Anyango, Sheryl Angachi, Corazone Aquino, Mercy Achieng, Neddy Atieno, Mwanahalima Adam.

Substitutes

Maureen Shimuli (GK), Dorris Anyango, Pauline Musungu, Cheris Avilia, Cynthia Shilwatso, Carolyne Kiget, Phoebe Owiti.

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