AWCON 2018 Qualifiers: Kenya Harambee Starlets edge Equatorial Guinea in first leg

AWCON 2018 Qualifiers:

  • Kenya Harambee Starlets 2-1 Equatorial Guinea
  • Congo 0–5 Cameroon
  • Zambia 0–1 Zimbabwe
  • Lesotho 0–1 South Africa
  • Gambia 0–1 Nigeria
  • Ivory Coast 2–2 Mali

The 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers were successfully completed on Tuesday as different countries secured better positions enroute to qualification for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON).

Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa all registered identical 1-0 wins on the road against Zambia, Gambia and Lesotho respectively.

Kenya Harambee Starlets who eliminated Uganda Crested Cranes 1-0 on aggregate also earned a 2-1 win at home against visiting Equatorial Guinea in Machakos province.

Kenya came from a goal down to score through Teresa Engesha and Esse Akida during the match held at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

The return legs will be played on Saturday, 9th June 2018.

Seven countries will be joined by the hosts Ghana in the final tournament.

This will be 11th edition of the championship that will be held from November 17 to December 1, 2018 in two cities of Accra and Cape Coast.

The top three teams will qualify for the World Cup in France. Nigeria are the defending champions.

Team Line Ups:

Kenya XI: Poline Atieno (GK), Wendy Achieng (C), Lillian Adera, Dorcas Sikobe, Elizabeth Ambogo,  Cheris Avilia, Sheryl Angachi, Corazon Aquino, Neddy Atieno, Adam Mwanahalima, Teresa Engesha

Equatorial Guinea XI: Lucrecia Boabaila (GK,  Genoveva Anonman (C), Dorine Nina Chuigoue, Noah Salome Ghyslaine, Laetitia Chapeh Yimga, Jacky Mossomo Annette, Celestina Manga Besecu,  Cecilia Akeng Nengono,  Esperanza Mbang Mba, Jade Boho Sayo,  Gloria Chinasa Okoro


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