The Kenya Women’s National Team, Harambee Starlets, shared spoils with Zambia in the first leg of their Olympics Qualifier played at the MISC Kasarani on Friday, November 8, 2019. The match ended 2-2.
Zambia began with an early goal at the 12th minute from their forward, Grace Chanda but their team forward, Mwemba Lushomo blundered and bagged a goal for starlets at the 30th minute, sealing the first half.
The second half brought with it steams from both teams but team starlets forward, Vivian Odhiambo was able to maneuver a goal at the 71st minute. The Zambian side, however, did not take long to reply as they scored at the 72nd minute from team forward, Rachael Kundananji.
The two sides will face off in the second leg on Monday, November 11, 2019, with the winner on aggregate set to proceed to the tournament’s fifth and final qualifying round.
Harambee Starlets Starting XI
1. Annette Kundu (GK), 3. Vivian Nasaka, 15. Wincate Kaari, 5. Dorcas Shikobe (C), 20. Ruth Ingosi, 17. Vivian Corazone, 14. Elizabeth Wambui, 4. Cynthia Shilwatso, 6. Sheril Andiba, 2. Mwanalima Adam, 7. Janet Bundi
18. Judith Osimbo (GK), 19. Monica Odato, 11. Nelly Sawe, 19. Lumasia Siliya, 13. Lucy Akoth, 12. Lydia Akoth, 10. Jentrix Shikangwa, 9. Topistar Situma, 8. Mercy Airo
Zambia Starting XI
16. Natasha Hazel, 8. Margaret Belemu, 13. Marthe Tembo, 5. Anita Mulenga, 3. Mweemba Lushomo, 12. Rhoda Chileshe, 7. Zulu Misozi, 17. Mary Mwakapila, 14. Rachael Kundananji, 11. Barbra Banda, 10. Grace Chanda
1. Musole Ngambo, 2. Mary Mulenga, 4. Emeldah Musonda , 6. Judith Zulu, 15. Agness Musase, 18. Annie Namonje, 19. Vast Phiri, 9. Hellen Mubanga, 20. Rachael Nachula