Kenya national women team, Harambee Starlets have this morning left for Ghana where they are set to play the hosts on Friday in a 2020 Olympics qualification match scheduled for Friday, October 4.
Starlets, under the watchful eye of coach David Ouma have been in camp for over a week preparing for the match against the West African giants with a 2020 Olympics ticket at stake. After the first leg, the two teams will face-off again in four days’ time in Nairobi.
Speaking before departing, coach Ouma said the target is to get a goal away from home and then try to win when they host Ghana in Nairobi. He exuded confidence in his team saying they can upset favorites, Ghana.
“We will try to contain their strong points away from home and possibly get an away goal. I am confident we can get a positive result away from home, to make it easier in the second leg,” he said.
Striker Mwanahalima Adam admitted that Ghana is a strong side but stated that they will be out to get a win on Friday.
“We (Kenya and Ghana) have met several times, so we know each other well. They are a strong side, but we will be going for a win,” she said.
Captain Dorcas Shikobe exuded confidence that the team can get a good result in Ghana. The central defender, one of the mainstays in the team said a positive result away will make things easier for Kenya when they take on each other in the second leg.
“I am confident we can get a positive result away from home to make it easier in the second leg,” he said.