Junior Starlets on the verge of a historic World Cup Qualification 

Junior Starlets on the verge of a historic World Cup Qualification 

The Junior Starlets are on the brink of making history following a 3-0 first leg victory against Burundi in their FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifier match played on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Abebe Bikila Stadium in Ethiopia.

From the first whistle, the Junior Starlets displayed a sense of purpose, and it wasn’t long before their efforts bore fruit. In the 11th minute, Lorna Faith broke the deadlock, giving the team an early lead.

As the first half drew to a close, Marion Serenge struck in the 43rd minute, doubling Kenya’s lead giving Junior Starlets a comfortable cushion heading into halftime.

Marion Serenge celebrates her goal, the second goal of the match [photo: FKF]

The second half saw the Junior Starlets maintain their dominance. In the 71st minute, Susan Akoth added a third goal, effectively sealing a crucial away victory and putting the team in a strong position ahead of the second leg.

The return leg is set for Sunday, June 16, 2024 at Ulinzi Sports Complex.

Kenya’s Velma Awuor in action [photo:FKF]

With a 3-0 lead, Junior Starlets are just 90 minutes away from qualifying for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup a feat that will secure them a place in the history books as the first Kenyan national team ever to reach the global stage.

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