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Black Queens rally to hold Kenya in friendly

By Michael Duah
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Black Queens rally to hold Kenya in friendly

Black Queens came from behind to hold Harambee Starlets of Kenya 1-1 in a friendly played at the Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday 7th November.

Mercy Achieng gave Starlets the lead at the quarter hour mark, tapping in a low cross from Mwanahalima Adam to complete a swift counter-attack. 

Starlets held on to the lead until the 77th minute when Linda Eshun equalized for the visitors by sending in a low shot past Harambee Starlets custodian Annette Kundu.

Both teams were using the friendly to prepare for the 2018 AWCON that kicks off in Ghana on Sunday 18th November. 

On Saturday, the Black Queens lost 3-2 to the She-Polopolo of Zambia in another build-up match.

The team returns home to continue with their preparations and are planned to play another AWCON finalists South Africa in a final friendly.

Read also: Black Queens lose first international friendly against Zambia

Kenya Starting XI: 1. Annette Kundu (GK), 12. Lilian Adera, 5. Dorcas Sikobe, 19. Elizabeth Ambogo, 15. Wendy Achieng (C), 17. Corazone Aquino, 6. Christine Nafula, 16. Mercy Achieng, 2. Mwanahalima Adam, 4. Mary Kinuthia, 11. Terry Engesha

Subs: 18. Poline Atieno (GK), 26. Monicah Karambu (GK), 8. Vivian Nasaka, 14. Elizabeth Wambui, 7. Cheris Avilia, 10. Sheryl Angachi, 20. Ruth Ingosi, 9. Neddy Atieno, 13. Phoebe Owiti, 3. Maureen Khakasa

Ghana Starting XI: 21. Patricia Mantey (GK), 2. Gladys Amfoboa, 3. Linda Eshun, 4. Janet Egyir, 19. Phelicity Ashalio, 8. Juliet Acheampong, 7. Sherifatu Suleman, 14. Priscilla Olgere, 10. Elizabeth Addo, 15. Samira Suleman, 17. Portia Boaleye

Subs:  1. Fafali Dumehisi (GK), 16. Nana Asantewaa, 22. Linda Addae, 18. Rita Oleyere, Veronica Darkwa, 6. Grace Asamilewaa, 20. Lily Lawrence, 11. Alice Kusi, 9. Jane Ayreyam, 13. Leticia Zikpi

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