Africa Cup of Nations

Ethiopia Women U20 held by stubborn Kenya in Awassa

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Kenya women’s under- 20 football team on Sunday scored two crucial away goals in their 2-2 draw against Ethiopia in the first leg of their second round qualifying campaign for the 2018 Fifa Women’s World Cup

Forward Mirikat Feleke opened the scoring for the hosts in the 19th minute and ten minutes later, they went two-up courtesy of an Alemnesh Geremew strike for a 2-0 lead at halftime in the match played at the Hawassa Stadium.

The junior Starlets rallied back after the break and pulled a goal back through skipper Corazon Aquino ‘s penalty in the 85th minute, before Maureen Khakasi completed the comeback in the 90th minute.

The two teams face off again in the return leg on September 29 at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos. Should Kenya prevail over Ethiopia, they will enter the tournament’s second last qualification stage where they will face either Algeria or Ghana.

The Kenyan youngsters thrashed Bostwana 7-1 in their first leg of the qualifers two months ago at the Lobatse Stadium in Botswana, before the Southern Africans pulled out of the second leg.

About Collins Okinyo

Appointed by CAF President Dr.Ahmad as CAF Media Expert. An expert on African football with over 13 years experience ,always with an ear to the ground with indepth knowledge of the game. I have worked for top publications including 7 years at www.supersport.com until i founded www.soka25east.com to quench the thirst of football lovers across the continent. I have trained young upcoming journalists who are now a voice in African football.I have covered World Cup,AFCON,CHAN,Champions League,Confederations Cup,Cecafa,Cosafa,Wafu and many other football tournaments across the World. Founder Football Africa Arena(FAA),Founder www.afrisportdigital.com

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