Ghana’s female senior national team, the Black Queens, rallied from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Kenya’s Harambee Starlets in an international friendly match played on Wednesday at the MISC Kasarani after losing 3-2 to Zambia last Saturday.
Mercy Achieng opened scoring for the Starlets 15th-minute when she tapped in a low cross by Mwanahalima Adam after a swift counter-attack.
The Black Queens would, however, get back in the game, and deservedly got an equalizer after Linda Eshun sent a low shot into the left corner from a well-executed set piece.
Ghana had a chance late on to nick a win but were denied by the crossbar with the hosts holding on for a draw.
The match was a buildup to the upcoming Africa Women Cup of Nations, set to be held in Ghana between November 18, and December 1, 2018.
The team will return to Ghana on November 9 and will wrap up preparations for the competition with a friendly match against South Africa’s Bayana Bayana before commencement of the tournament on Saturday November 17.
Kenya Star list against Ghana
1. Annette Kundu (GK), 12. Lilian Adera, 5. Dorcas Sikobe, 19. Elizabeth Ambogo, 15. Wendy Achieng (C), 17. Corazone Aquino, 6. Christine Nafula, 16. Mercy Achieng, 2. Mwanahalima Adam, 4. Mary Kinuthia, 11. Terry Engesha
18. Poline Atieno (GK), 26. Monicah Karambu (GK), 8. Vivian Nasaka, 14. Elizabeth Wambui, 7. Cheris Avilia, 10. Sheryl Angachi, 20. Ruth Ingosi, 9. Neddy Atieno, 13. Phoebe Owiti, 3. Maureen Khakasa
Ghana Start list against Kenya
21. Patricia Mantey (GK), 2. Gladys Amfoboa, 3. Linda Eshun, 4. Janet Egyir, 19. Phelicity Ashalio, 8. Juliet Acheampong, 7. Sherifatu Suleman, 14. Priscilla Olgere, 10. Elizabeth Addo, 15. Samira Suleman, 17. Portia Boaleye
1. Fafali Dumehisi (GK), 16. Nana Asantewaa, 22. Linda Addae, 18. Rita Oleyere, Veronica Darkwa, 6. Grace Asamilewaa, 20. Lily Lawrence, 11. Alice Kusi, 9. Jane Ayreyam, 13. Leticia Zikpi