Bunyore Starlets earn free points after rivals Kayole skip fixture

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 05:32 | By
Bunyore Starlets players pose before a past match kick-off. They earned free points after the Kayole side failed to show up for their match on Sunday at Mumboha Stadium. PD/FILE

Bunyore Starlets on Sunday picked three easy points after Nairobi-based Kayole Starlets failed to show up for their match that was to be played at Mumboha playing grounds.

 Bunyore are placed fourth while Kayole are currently last on the table with negative nine points after missing three matches, a move that puts the club at risk of relegation.

 Bunyore coach Daniel Arunga said they had well prepared for the Kayole side but it was quite unfortunate the team could not manage to travel to Western to honour their away match.

“We were well prepared to handle Kayole but, unfortunately, they failed to show up. Many teams are struggling with a financial problem and most find it hard to honour their away matches,” said Arunga.

Consecutive matches

 Meanwhile, Vihiga Queens are still on the top of the women’s Premier League with 16 points despite losing two consecutive matches.

Gaspo, Thika and Bunyore Starlets retained their second, third and fourth positions respectively with 15 points each.

Women’s Premier League defending champions Vihiga lost on Saturday lost 3-2 against Ulinzi starlets in a match played at Mumias Complex Stadium.

Poor results

The Vihiga head coach Boniface Nyamu Nyamu blamed injuries on his side as the major reason for poor results in the last two matches.

Among the players who have been mentioned to be out with injuries include goalkeeper Dinner Dembesi for two weeks, defender Ruth Kasoa for six weeks, Felistus Kagahi, Pouline Achieng’ and  Mercyline Wayodi the captain.

“We are currently witnessing critical injuries in the team and that’s why we are suffering at the moment even I am much worried if my squad will make it against Wadadia FC,” Nyamu Nyamu said.

Vihiga are set to face Wadadia, who are currently positioned seventh on the table after winning against Nakuru City Queens, in the next match at Mumias Stadium 

The club has lost key players like Topister Situma Jentrix Shikangwa, Enez Mango, Winfreder Seda and Lilian Awour who fled the country in search of greener pastures.

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