History as Harambee Stars ladies make African Cup of Nations
12 April 2016, 22:38
Nairobi - The national women’s football team is through to the 2016 Africa Cup of Nations after overcoming Algeria on away goals.
The Daily Nation reported that the brave Harambee Starlets Tuesday claimed their place in
Kenya's football history books after securing a dream ticket to the 2016
Women's African Cup of Nations finals to be held in Cameroon in
The Starlets rallied from a goal down to
force a 1-1 draw in dramatic fashion against Algeria at a charged
Kasarani Stadium to sail to the continental showpiece courtesy of away
goals after a 3-3 aggregate.
The first leg in Algiers
ended in a 2-2 draw last Friday giving Kenya an upper hand and at home
yesterday, where they completed the job.
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Futaa.com reported that in an
end-to-end game that kept the cheering home fans on their feet, Algeria
struck when least expected in the 20th minute with the dangerous
attacker, Bouheni Naima poking home from inside the box.
determined Stars equalised with a quarter of an hour left when
substitute Cheris Avilia powerfully drove in to spark off wild
celebrations in the Starlets bench and the terraces.
is history that has been made. We have done it against all the odds. No
one gave us a chance but we have done it," an emotional Starlets head
coach David Ouma said after the match as he soaked up the magnitude of
“Algeria knew that any kind of a win would
put them through and we did very well. We played a good experienced team
and we pressurised well to get an equaliser."