In Summary
  • Starlets left themselves with a mountain to climb ahead of the second leg set for Monday in Lusaka after battling to a 2-2 draw with the Shepolopolo at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Harambee Starlets assistant coach Jackline Juma believes the team could have put in a better display against Zambia if they had spend more days in camp ahead of the first leg of their Olympics qualifier at Kasarani on Friday.

Starlets left themselves with a mountain to climb ahead of the second leg set for Monday in Lusaka after battling to a 2-2 draw with the Shepolopolo at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

“We had less time to train and our defence really suffered but we are hopeful of a win on Monday as long as the team remains in good spirits. We are not discouraged but more motivated for a win,” said Juma.

Grace Chanda gave the visitors an 13th minute lead before Starlets equalised after Zambia's Marthe Tembo put the ball into her own net at the half hour mark.

Vivian Odhiambo gave Kenya the lead on 75 minutes but the Zambians replied almost immediately after another defensive mix-up through Rachel Kundananji.

David Ouma’s charges reported to camp on Thursday last week, a day after Football Federation of Kenya president had said the team had broken camp owing to lack of funds.

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