Harambee Starlets got their AWCON campaign underway on a high with a 1-0 win over Uganda in a match played on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
Starlets started the match on an attacking note, limiting guests Uganda to only a handful of chances on the ball, but could not find a way past a determined Uganda defense.
Upon resumption, however, Lilian Adera would score the lone goal of the match in the 53rd minute, one the starlets held onto for a crucial first-leg advantage.
Kenya will look to leverage the one goal advantage when they face Uganda in the return match set to be played on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Uganda.
The aggregate winner of the match is set to face Equatorial Guinea in the second and final qualifying round.
Poline Atieno (GK), Wendy Achieng, Dorcas Sikobe, Carolyne Anyango, Elizabeth Ambogo, Cheris Avilia, Mwanahalima Adam, Lilian Adera, Neddy Atieno, Esse Akida, Cynthia Shilwatso
Maureen Shimuli (GK), Dorris Anyango, Pauline Musungu, Sheryll Angachi, Corazone Aquino, Mercy Achieng, Phoebe Owiti
Uganda Starting XI
Ruth Aturo (GK), Viola Namuddu, Grace Aluka, Shadia Nankya, Yudaya Nakayenze, Tracy Akiror, Asia Nakibuuka, Shakira Mutibwa, Juliet Nalukenge, Hasifah Nassuna, Zainah Namuleme
Daisy Nakaziro, Christine Nambirige, Gladys Nakito, Spencer Nakachwa, Damali Matama, Winnie Babirye, Shamirah Nalugya