AWCON 2016: Kenya’s bold proclamation takes a hit from Ghana


Kenya striker Esse Akida had warned Ghana not to underrate them ahead of their opening African Women’s Championship Group B match in Limbe, Cameroon.
The East African country made their debut against the Black Queens who are regular but yet to win the competition.
”As a team, our target is to get to the semi-finals and I know it is possible,” Akida told
”We have trained very well and been together for a long time and that is something I believe has made us stronger as a team.
”It is a tough assignment definitely noting we are in a tough group, but no one should underrate us.”

Akida was the top scorer during the COTIF invitational tournament in Spain last July as well as the CECAFA Women’s Championship in Uganda in September, scoring five goals in each.

Ghana eventually defeated Kenya 3-1 with goals from Samira Suleiman (brace) and Elizabeth Addo.

Akida scored the lone goal for he Harambee starlets.

Nana Akua
Nana Akua is Ladies March Ghanaian Correspondent. She's the second child of a Christian family of nine and got hooked on football at the age of 10. Interestingly, she played football in her junior high school team at age of 12. '' I stopped playing due to some myth my dad told me''. Hahaha She's a football reporter for Heritage and a Sports producer for a Ghana-based TV station. Nana is still studying at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. and is an avid Blogger. Arsenal fanatic, Accra Hearts of Oak stalker and Prison Ladies supporter, Nana loves sports to a fault basically because, ''I earn a living through writing and talking!! Radio, TV and newspaper'' Great!

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