COTIF Kenya 0 – 2 Real Betis.

Startlets Cotif vs BetisAn intese game and a lesson in good football
Betis are through to the final courtesy of Paula Moreno and Maria Bernal goals in the second half. Harambee Starlets will now play the third-place match on 4 August, against Espanyol, who lost against Venezuela WNT. Yes, a rematch it is. Well done Startlets we are proud.

Team Kenya: 18 Vivian; 3 Irene, 4 Kinuthia, 5 Shikobe TA, 6 Christine, 8 Ann (7 Avilia, m. 41), 9 Nedy, 10 Carolyne (17 Corazone, m. 41), 14 Esse TA, 15 Wendy (23 Doris, m. 48) y 19 Elisabeth. Coach: David Ouma.
Real Betis: 13 Raquel (1 Miri, m. 36); 2 Cristina TA, 5 Laura (6 Lidia, m. 36) 7 Martita (19 Cuqui, m. 36), 8 Irene, 9 Angulo (20 Rosita, m. 36), 12 Beita (10 Paula, m. 48), 15 Yiyi (14 Bernal, m. 48), 16 Clau, 17 Suárez (11 Nana, m. 36) y 21 Paulita. Coach: María Pry.
Referee – Enrique Lluna Olarte
Stadium:  Els Arcs de l’Alcúdia

                                                               

Sparkling Esse Akida strike twice as Harambee Starlets sink Espanyol 3-1

Esse Akida COTIF EspanyolGuests Kenya’s Harambee Starlets are through to the semi-final of the 2016 COTIF Women’s Football Tournament Valencia, Spain after a 3-1 obliteration of host Espanyol on Tuesday. The Kenyan queens who thumped Portuguese league champions CF Benfica 3-0 in their opening group “B” match on Sunday will on Wednesday face group “A” runner up Real Betis in the semis ahead of weekend’s final. Red hot Esse Akida was again the star performer for Starlets, shaking the net twice to take her goals tally to five.Earlier, Neddy Akinyi, returning from a minor ankle injury engraved her name on the scoreboard with the opener that was later cancelled out by M. Zaira to tie the game 1-1 at half time. No any other player has scored more than a goal in the six team tournament apart from Esse. Her virtuoso performances in the tournament is no fluke but a confirmation of her domestic rich form where she’s the leading goal scorer in the league with 13 goals in 6 matches. The Coach David Ouma’s ladies are sharpening for African Women’s Cup of Nations in November in Cameroon.
Source: Bonface Osano
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