Kenyans on social media have heaped praise on Harambee Starlets after they overcame Ghana to qualify for the fourth round of Toyo 2020 Olympics.
Starlets overcame the West Africans on Tuesday at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani to set up a date with Zambia in the fourth round. The two teams had played to a barren draw in the first leg played in Ghana and an extra time Jentrix Shikanda strike from the spot settled the third-round clash.
Kenya dominated the game from the start but wastefulness upfront saw them throw away a couple of good goal-scoring opportunities. The game stretched to extra time and looked destined for post-match penalties before the West Africans conceded a penalty which was successfully dispatched by the Vihiga Queens forward to earn Kenya a date with the Zambians.
Should Kenya ease their way past the Shepolopolo, they will face the winner of the duel between Cameroon and Ivory Coast where the aggregate winner will secure a 2020 Olympics ticket.
Ghana was late ! Congrats Harambee starlets. Despite having no financial support. The girls have done it. Lets do this !!
— Nick Mwendwa (@Nmwendwa) October 8, 2019
After the exemplary show on Tuesday, Kenyans took to social media to heap praise on the girls for the good fighting spirit against the much-fancied West Africans.
Olympics Qualifier, 3rd Round Return Leg.
FT Harambee Starlets 1 Ghana 0
Starlets are through to the fourth round of the Qualifiers. Well done ladies. pic.twitter.com/Pbrc55DezI
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) October 8, 2019
Congratulations 🇰🇪 #HarambeeStarlets for ousting Ghana 🇬🇭 out…
— The Carrick Role (@TussHbAbA) October 8, 2019
Gentrix Shikangwa's 98th minute winner from the spot that sent the Staets into the fourth round of the 2020 Olympics Qualifiers
— Jaza Stadi (@jaza_stadi) October 8, 2019
The Harambee Starlets have proceeded to the fourth round qualifiers of the 2020 Olympics, after seeing off Ghana by beating them 1:0 . Congratulations!!
— Kerry Billy (@KerryBilly3) October 9, 2019
Congratulations Harambee Starlets pic.twitter.com/cndHYedPdi
— Wairimu's Daughter (@Elishifa) October 9, 2019
Congratulations to Harambee Starlets for beating Ghana 1-0. A major milestone in Kenya football
— gormahia_net (@gormahia_net) October 9, 2019
Harambee Starlets appreciation tweet!😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/uMfdmFtGCv
— Kenyan Football (@Kenyan_Football) October 9, 2019
Congratulations Harambee Starlets for qualifying for the next round our road to Olympics continues #Tokyo2020
— Ian Ataro (@ianamaqueta) October 9, 2019