Former Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, extended his heartfelt commendations to the victorious women’s under-20 national football team, the Rising Starlets, as they returned from Angola on Monday, October 16, 2023. The Rising Starlets displayed exceptional prowess in Angola, securing a remarkable 4-0 win in the return leg match against the Angolan under-20 team, thus achieving a commanding 10-1 aggregate victory in the 2024 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.
Sonko, a strong advocate for the women’s under-20 national team, asserted that they are unquestionably on the right path to success. He took this opportunity to motivate them and encourage the continuation of their remarkable efforts as they prepare to face Cameroon in the next round of qualifiers.
Sonko’s dedication to the Rising Starlets was palpable, as he personally welcomed the team at the airport and made a generous donation as a token of appreciation. He pledged to become a regular presence at their training sessions, serving as a source of inspiration and support for the budding talents.
In his message to the young athletes, Sonko expressed immense pride and offered his warm congratulations, acknowledging the significant honor they have brought to the nation. He firmly conveyed his confidence in the Rising Starlets’ potential, asserting that they can emulate the achievements of the senior team, Harambee Starlets, who recently triumphed over Cameroon. Sonko’s belief in their ability to overcome the junior Cameroon team was unwavering.
The women’s under-20 national football team’s resounding success, both at home and away against Angola, is reflected in their impressive 10-1 aggregate score. This achievement serves as a substantial morale boost as they gear up for the next round of qualifiers in their journey towards the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.