June 13, 2024

Rising Starlets on the brink of historic FIFA World Cup qualification

Rising Starlets on the brink of historic FIFA World Cup qualification
Marion Serenge celebrates her goal, the second goal of the match

Lornah Faith kicked off the scoring in the 11th minute, followed by Marion Serenge, who added a second goal just before halftime, giving Kenya a 2-0 lead at the break

The Kenya junior women's soccer team, the Rising Starlets, are on the verge of making history as the first Kenyan soccer team to qualify for a FIFA World Cup. They are poised to secure their spot on June 16th in Nairobi, following an impressive performance in Ethiopia.The match was played at the at Abebe Bikila Stadium in Ethiopia.

On Sunday afternoon, the Rising Starlets delivered a commanding 3-0 victory over Burundi, a team that had previously demolished Djibouti 25-0. This match, initially expected to be a tough challenge, turned into a showcase of Kenya's rising talent.

Lornah Faith kicked off the scoring in the 11th minute, followed by Marion Serenge, who added a second goal just before halftime, giving Kenya a 2-0 lead at the break. Susan Akoth sealed the deal with a third goal in the 73rd minute, securing a 3-0 final result.

 


Kenya now only needs a draw or any kind of win in the return leg to qualify for their first FIFA World Cup, set to take place in the Dominican Republic in October 2024. The stage is set for the Rising Starlets to shine brightly and make Kenyan soccer history.