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Inspired second half not enough as Rising Starlets lose to Uganda

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Rising Starlets lost to Uganda’s Crested Cranes 2-7 in their 2022 FIFA U20 Women World Cup qualifier played on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Nyayo Stadium.

Juliet Nalukenge’s and Sumaiya Komuntale’s brace and a goal each from Margret Kunihira, Fauzia Najjemba, and Shamirah Naluguya sealed the first half scores at 6-0.

After the breather, Shaylene Opisa bagged the first goal for Kenya in the 61st minute.

In the 79th minute, a wonderfully orchestrated build-up from Joy Kinglady in the mid area to Charity Midewa at the edge of the area, to Shaylene Opisa in the area, who then netted the second goal for Kenya.

The final whistle however sealed the scores at 2-7.

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Up next for Rising Starlets is the return leg match against Uganda on October 8, 2021.

STARTING XI

31.Ursula Nasimiyu GK, 4. Veronica Awino, 5. Peris Oside (C), 3. Eunice Mwangi, 22. Lucy Kahuga, 6. Medina Abubakar 8. Lydia Akoth, 19. Sylvia Makungu, 10. Catherine Aringo, 7. Fasila Adhiambo, 9. Shalyene Opisa.

Substitutes

18. Lucy Kisaga, 21. Redempta Mercy, 12. Inviolata Mukoshi, 25. Kikky Masika, 15. Drailer Salome, 11. Milka Awino, 28. Maximilla Robi, 17. Joy Kinglady Oriyo, 20. Charity Midewa, 24. Jane Hato, 27. Elizabeth Muteshi, 14. Lavender Akinyi.

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