Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma has faith in the country’s women football achieving greater heights as has been testament with his team’s progression to the penultimate round of the ongoing CAF 2020 Olympics Qualifiers thanks to their 1-0 win over their counterparts from Ghana on Tuesday 8 October.
Starlets defeated Ghana 1-0 on aggregate at the MISC Kasarani in the two teams’ return-leg match-up with Wiyeta Girls’ Gentrix Shikangwa netting the all decisive goal courtesy of an extra-time penalty conversion.
The win against the Ghanaians, who Kenya have struggled against in recent outings, has pumped up their confidence levels and Ouma believes that this is only the start of many more great things to come.
“We continue holding up as a team and I thank everyone for the support we are getting from the Federation to the media for highlighting the challenges of the players,” Ouma said after the game on Tuesday.
“Its all about the girl child across all the borders and they now have the opportunity to showcase their talents since the federation has invested enough in terms of scouting and today the team has showed we have the quality and it’s only the belief and the holding hands together that is now needed.”
Starlets will now face off against Zambia in the fourth round of the qualifiers with the two-legged tie set for November.
If Starlets progress against the Copper Queens, then a final round, to grace a first-ever Olympics tournament, awaits them against either Ivory Coast or Cameroon.