Ouma braced for Zambia challenge as Starlets continue Olympics quest

Harambee Starlets are just two ties away from a first ever Olympic Games appearance and ahead of their penultimate qualification tie, against Zambia’s Shepolopolo, head coach David Ouma believes his team has what it takes to take on the southern Africa nation.

Though Starlets have had a few challenges in preparations for the game, caused by financial constraints, all seems to be rolling well now and Ouma believes they will take a first leg advantage when the Zambians come touring for the Friday 8 November clash.

Edged out

Starlets were on Monday 4 November edged out 3-1 by the Kenya U15 national team in a preparatory friendly game but Ouma opted for the positives in the match as he looks to guide the girls to knock out Zambia.

Quoted on the Football Kenya Federation website, Ouma said, “The players have shown great determination hence I believe my team is most capable to face Zambia. We need to start at the right footing in our home ground to give us a better chance to beat Zambia and proceed to the final stage against Ivory Coast or Cameroon.”

The second leg of the Zambia tie will be played on Monday 11 November, in Lusaka.