Kenya U-20 official confident

An official of Kenya U-20 female technical team, the Harambee Starlets, Musa Otieno says his side made mistakes that caused them the heavy defeat against Ghana’s Black Princesses on Sunday.
He said the heavy loss was avoidable, saying, “we were not stable at the back, we started poorly in defence and once the first and second goals came that early, it was always going to be difficult for us.”
The Harambee Starlets suffered a 5-0 humiliating defeat in the hands of Ghana’s Black Princesses in the first leg second round qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA U-20 World Cup at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
Otieno pointed out that the team was aware of the difficult nature of the game because Ghana has a number of experienced players with huge exposure in matches of this nature.
Otieno who doubles as the assistant coach of the senior national team, the Harambee Stars says he expects an impressive showing from his girls back home as they face an audacious task of redeeming five goals before looking to score another to seal qualification.
In the return leg in a fortnight, coach Otieno will have the services of seven key players namely Sheryl Angachi, Cynthia Shilwatso, Maureen Khakasa, Cynthia Akinyi, Sharon Adhiambo, Mercy Airo and Vivian Nasaka, all of whom played key roles to help the team reach this stage but missed last Sunday’s game due to their involvement in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
The Harambee Starlets will host the Black Princesses in the second leg at the Kenyatta Stadium, Macahakos on November 17.

By Raymond Ackumey 

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