Kenyan national teams have not been doing so well in the recent past and though football is the most followed sport in the country, not much is ever expected from the national teams, more so the women’s team.
However, on Tuesday 12 April, Kenyan fans were treated to a different menu as the women’s team, Harambee Starlets saw off Algeria to book a slot in the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) finals to be held in Cameroon.
The team was the subject of trends on social media with a number of fans and football stakeholders coming out to congratulate the girls for their feat achieved.
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Norway based Harambee Stars goalkeeper Arnold Origi, who plies his trade at Lillestroem SK, took to his twitter account to congratulate the Starlets for a job well done.
“Congrats girls….time to reap the fruits of your perseverance. Congrats and enjoy. You deserve it,” he tweeted.
Kenyan Premier League (KPL) CEO, Jack Oguda tweeted: “Harambee Starlets has made Kenya proud and will be going to for the 10th African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon.”
KPL side Tusker FC defender Eugene Asike tweeted “The first step to success is believing you can succeed no matter the challenges and you girls did it…congrats.”
Journalist Shaddique Shaban said “If any team deserves a chartered flight to Cameroon, then it is Harambee Starlets. Time for equal treatment now for the girls.”