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Harambee Starlets lose to black starlets in AWCON


awconHarambee Starlets lost 3-1 at the Afrcian Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon Limbe Stadium on Sunday.

Esse Akida got to the end of a Wendy Achieng cross to open the scoring in the 24th minute.

Ghana mounted pressure hereafter in a spirited display to try and equalise but Kenya held onto their 1-0 lead at the half time break.

In the second half Ghana equalized through Samira Suleiman .

A controversial penalty converted by Elizabeth Addo in the 70th minute handed Ghana a 2-1 lead despite protest from the Kenyan camp who disputed the referee’s decision.

Minutes later disputes emerged when the referee awarded a penalty to Kenya only to change her mind and indicate for a Ghana goal kick.

A 90th minute free-kick by Ghanaian striker Portia Boakye sealed a 3-1 victory to ensure they bagged maximum points.

Nigeria are on top of Group A with three points following their emphatic 6-0 win over Mali while Ghana sit in second place with three points and a +2 goal difference behind Nigeria’s +6. Kenya are in third and Mali in fourth with none.

The starlets will play Mali in the next match on the 23rd in November while defending champions Nigeria face Ghana on the same day.