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Mathare United Women off to good start in Division One league

By , People Daily Digital
Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 00:00 | < 1 min read
Mathare United Women in past action against Makolanders in the Women’s Premier League. Photo/PD/GIBO ZACHARY

 Former Kenya Women’s Premier League side Mathare United Women kicked off their campaign in the second tier FKF Women’s Division One League on a positive note after beating Limuru Starlets 2-0 on Sunday.

 Judith Atieno scored in both halves, opening the scoring in the 34th minute before completing her brace in the 48th minute and coach Ann Aluoch couldn’t have been more proud of the performance of the Slum Girls as they seek to bounce back to the premier league.

 Elsewhere, Kibera Girls Soccer Academy who also got relegated last season beat Mukuru Talent by a solitary goal, while Mombasa Olympic Ladies and Sunderland Samba battled to a one-all draw in the other Zone A matches.

Work hard

 In Zone B, newbies Rongai Eaglets received the worst reception to the league after being hammered 13-0 by Royal Starlets. 

 “I was happy with the result. However, we still had some areas of concern because we could have won by an even bigger margin. We have to work even harder to maintain the good run,” Royal Starlets coach David Oduor told People Sports.

 Former premier league side Eldoret Falcons drew 0-0 with hosts and newcomers Gideon’s Starlets as Gusii Starlets drew 1-1 with Vihiga Leeds while Bomet Starlets got three free points and two goals after Sep Oyugis failed to show up for the match.

 “Despite drawing, I think it was a good start because this is a new team and we did not have time to train together. Gideon’s is a good team. We are going to improve in our next matches,” Eldoret Falcons coach Joshua Ariko Okwiry told People Sports.