The Ghanaian National Women football team, the Black Queens, rallied from a goal down to hold Kenya’s Harambee Starlets to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly match played on Wednesday, November 3, 2018, at the MISC Kasarani.

Mercy Achieng had given the Starlets a 15th-minute lead when she tapped in a low cross by Mwanahalima Adam after a swift counter-attack.

Mercy Achieng

Harambee Starlets players celebrate Mercy Achieng’s goal in their 1-1 draw against Ghana’s Black Queens at the MISC Kasarani

The Black Queens would, however, get back in the game, and deservedly got an equalizer after Linda Eshun sent a low shot into the left corner from a well-executed set piece.

Ghana had a chance late on to nick a win but were denied by the crossbar with the hosts holding on for a draw.

The match was a buildup to the upcoming Africa Women Cup of Nations, set to be held in Ghana between November 18, and December 1, 2018.

Kenya Starting Lineup

1. Annette Kundu (GK), 12. Lilian Adera, 5. Dorcas Sikobe, 19. Elizabeth Ambogo, 15. Wendy Achieng (C), 17. Corazone Aquino, 6. Christine Nafula, 16. Mercy Achieng, 2. Mwanahalima Adam, 4. Mary Kinuthia, 11. Terry Engesha


18. Poline Atieno (GK), 26. Monicah Karambu (GK), 8. Vivian Nasaka, 14. Elizabeth Wambui, 7. Cheris Avilia, 10. Sheryl Angachi, 20. Ruth Ingosi, 9. Neddy Atieno, 13. Phoebe Owiti, 3. Maureen Khakasa

Ghana Starting Lineup

21. Patricia Mantey (GK), 2. Gladys Amfoboa, 3. Linda Eshun, 4. Janet Egyir, 19. Phelicity Ashalio, 8. Juliet Acheampong, 7. Sherifatu Suleman, 14. Priscilla Olgere, 10. Elizabeth Addo, 15. Samira Suleman, 17. Portia Boaleye


1. Fafali Dumehisi (GK), 16. Nana Asantewaa, 22. Linda Addae, 18. Rita Oleyere, Veronica Darkwa, 6. Grace Asamilewaa, 20. Lily Lawrence, 11. Alice Kusi, 9. Jane Ayreyam, 13. Leticia Zikpi

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