FIFA U17 WORLD CUP Nyamweya lauds Junior Starlets after Burundi win puts them on verge of history

Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Sam Nyamweya has hailed Kenya’s Junior Starlets following their resounding 3-0 win against Burundi in their first leg fixture of the 2024 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup at the Abebe Bikila Stadium in Ethiopia on Sunday.

The Junior Starlets under coach Mildred Cheche went into the offensive from the first whistle and strolled to the emphatic victory courtesy of goals from Lorna Faith, Marion Serenge and substitute Susan Akoth to claim a crucial advantage heading into the return leg in Nairobi.

“I would like to congratulate our Harambee Junior Starlets for the emphatic 3-0 win in Ethiopia against Burundi. This win means the Glamours girls are now one win or draw away from the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in the Dominican Republic,” Nyamweya said in a statement obtained by Africa Top Sports.

“It means also that this will be the first Kenyan team in the history of the nation’s football to participate in a world topmost football completion. I reminisce with fond memories when I inaugurated Women Football under Madam Angeline Elijah in Kenya in 2012 when I was the Football Kenya Federation President.

“The dream and mentorship that I had envisioned is bearing fruit. I congratulate the team and look forward to the final match, the return leg that will see the team progress to the world tourney.

“When I reclaim my position as President of the FKF with my team which I have assembled in the upcoming elections; I want to assure all football stakeholders and supporters that I have a solid plan to transform the game and regain Kenya’s lost glory.”

Kenya, who reached the fourth and final round after defeating Ethiopia 3-0 at Ulinzi Complex on May 19, 2024, will now return home with a healthy advantage ahead of the return leg.

After the two legs, the winner on aggregate will secure an automatic qualification to the 2024 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in October, which will be held in the Dominican Republic.


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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