Olympic High School rekindled
Kenya’s hopes of clinching the Airtel Rising Stars Africa championship when
they drubbed Democratic Republic of Congo 3-0. Olympic made clear the intention
of progressing to the knock-out stages scoring two quick goals in the first
Olympic are now firm favourites to qualify for the quarter finals along hosts Nigeria.
-I am very impressed by the girls’ performance. We have put behind the loss we suffered against Nigeria and I am confident we shall go all the way, said an elated Maurice Okumu, Olympic Head Coach.
The Kenyan girls will take on Gabon tomorrow
(Thursday 19 September) in the final group qualifier.
In the Boys division Kenya’s representatives Upper Hill suffered a second straight loss going down 1-2 against Congo.
The result has left Upper Hill in a
precarious position needing a miracle to proceed to the knockout stage.
Upper Hill’s main undoing has been their leaky defense which has shipped in five goals in the last two games. Yesterday (Tuesday) the Kenyans were gunned down 2-3 by Madagascar. They now face a tricky closing fixture against Uganda on Thursday.