Cheche declares Junior Starlets ready for Ethiopia task in crucial World Cup qualifier

 

Kenya women’s Under 17 soccer team head coach Mildred Cheche has challenged her charges to utilize the chances that they will create against Ethiopia in the return leg,Under 17 Women’s World Cup qualifier at Ulinzi Complex,Nairobi.

Kenya held hosts Ethiopia in their first leg played last Friday in Addis Ababa.

‘’The first match we didi not create a lot scoring chances and the ones we created we didi not utilize them so hopefully tomorrow its going to be different’ ’Mildred Cheche said.

If Kenya gets past Ethiopia, they will progress to the fourth and final round of the qualifier where Burundi awaits.She insisted that the junior Starlets could upset the apple cart on Sunday.

‘It’s a big match for the girls and also to Kenya because it’s a chance to qualify for the World Cup.We will get a step closer to making it to the finals if we get to the next round’’,Cheche said.

Junior Starlets Captain Elizabeth Ochaka expressed the team’s readiness promising duel from the side.

‘’We have worked on out weaknesses and will be out to show the coach that we have picked up the lessons drawn from the first leg and we will be ready to do better against our opponents’’ Ochaka intimated.

Meanwhile Sports Cabinet  Secretary Ababu Namwamba has challenged the team to go past Ethiopia in the crunch fixture. Ababu paid the team a visit at their training Camp on Saturday.

‘’I am with you,the govt. is behind you and that Sunday I will be cheering you and I wish you all the best’’.

Ethiopia head coach Rawda Ali said they will be keen to implement on the grey areas noticed during the home leg.

We know what to do to make things better we have worked on our gaps and the plan is to win and advance to the next round’’.

If Kenya gets past Ethiopia they will join six other teams in the final round of the qualifier from which three will earn slot reserved for Africa at the World Under 17 finals due October in Dominican Republic.

 

 

 

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