Gaspo raring to dethrone Vihiga Queens from race lead

Friday, March 24th, 2023 07:00 | By
Wambua Mutukiza of Gaspo Women FC (left) vies for the ball against Nelly Saw of Thika Queens during a past WPL match. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA

There is no room for blinking when two of the top joint women’s Premier League teams are in action this weekend after a mid-league action break last weekend.

Vihiga Queens and Gaspo Women both on 25 points currently will be hopeful for positive results when they incidentally face bottom pair Kayole Starlet and Kangemi Ladies tomorrow.

The pair are separated by a two-goal difference  - Vihiga 23 and Gaspo 21 - and certainly, a battle of how many goals will be scored to alter the arithmetic in the close title race will be up for grabs.

Defending Champions Vihiga Queens host Kayole Starlet at Mumias Complex. In all their previous meetings, Queens have won all the matches and therefore the Slum girls face a tough challenge on the road against a free-scoring side who are also desperate to keep their title.

The Kayole side who are bottom with zero wins, have the worst goal-scoring record in the Championship having a goal difference of 54 thus far.

Meanwhile, Gaspo face an equally out-of-sorts Kangemi Ladies who have only won a single match in 12 rounds and have only three points in the bag having lost a whopping 11 matches in the campaign.

 With a disastrous goal difference of 53, Kangemi have a weak attack and an equally porous backline that has conceded 59 goals.

Gaspo in second place also know many goals on the opponent’s net will help their cause in hunting for a title and will be praying that their immediate challengers not only fail to score many goals but also concede a couple.

In Kitale’s Ndura Sports Complex hosts Trans Nzoia Falcons will be up against gritty fourth-placed Ulinzi Starlets. Falcons are in a disappointing ninth place with 16 points off 12 matches but are often a hard nut to crack at home.

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