Queens fight for big prize

Monday, March 7th, 2022 23:32 | By
Dorcus Neema of Vihiga Queens (R) beats Lucy Mukhwana (right) of Ulinzi Starlets during their WPL match played at Utalii grounds, Nairobi, on December 28, 2021. PHOTO/Rodgers Ndegwa

Vihiga Queens’ coach Boniface Nyamunyamu has said his team is leaving nothing to chance in their quest to dethrone Thika Queens as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Women's Premier League champions.

 “We have no choice but to burn the midnight oil and recapture the title we surrendered last season. Winning it is possible for a good measure with good planning,” he said.

Vihiga continued with their brilliant performance by dispatching Bunyore Starlets 4-0 in an Ingo Derby at Mumias Sports Complex.

Following the win, Vihiga opened a six-point lead and have now recorded eight wins and one draw from nine matches.

“Our performance against Bunyore was eye-catching. It was a derby and we’re happy to emerge top. Our focus is to keep on pushing and winning as many matches as possible if we are to win the title,” Nyamunyamu said.

Topistar Situma was the top performer in the match after scoring a hat trick with Phelistus Kadari contributing the other goal for the comprehensive win over the newbies.

As Vihiga were chalking up a convincing win, Wadadia Ladies and Zetech Sparks wrapped up their first leg campaign on a low note.

Zetech Sparks drew 2-2 with hosts Ulinzi Starlets with the latter scoring through Emily Auma and Christine Shitsunyu while Lydia Akoth and Yvonne Khavere scored for the students.

“The game was fantastic, especially in the first half but as usual my goalkeeping problem once again caused us but seriously I’m working on it, “ Zetech coach Kitolo said.

Elsewhere, Wadadia lost 3-2 to defending champions Thika Queens in a thriller.

Cup holders Thika Queens have now moved to second on the log with 19 points. Stella Odhiambo grabbed a brace for Thika with Catherine Githae adding a third while Wadadia struck through Mercy Anyango and Rebecca Misango.

In Kisumu, hosts Kisumu All Starlets recorded their third win of the season by defeating visiting Kayole Starlets 2-0 at the Moi Stadium.

At Kitale Showgrounds, hosts Trans Nzoia Falcons and Gaspo Women played to a barren draw.

At Absa Sports Club, Nakuru City Queens beat hosts Kangemi Ladies 3-0 courtesy of a brace from Nambagala Nyongesa and Melon Mulindi’s goal.

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