Ulinzi Starlets seek to beat Vihiga Queens to bolster chances

Friday, January 19th, 2024 03:00 | By
Ulinzi Starlets seek to beat Vihiga Queens to bolster chances
Tereza Engesha of Vihiga Queens (L) vies for the ball against Ulinzi Starlet’s custodian Valentine Khwaka during a past WPL match. PHOTO/RODGERS NDEGWA

Ulinzi Starlets head coach Joseph Wambua has declared their match against Vihiga Queens at the Ulinzi Complex stadium on Sunday, as a must-win game, for them to leap to the top of the table in the Kenya Women Premier League (KWPL).

“To be Champions in KWPL we have to beat the defending champions and we have no choice about that unless we don’t want to win the league,” Wambua said.

The tactician was speaking yesterday after their training session in Nairobi.

“As the coach with my technical bench we have played our role and now the ball is in the hands of my players, they must do their best to win the game,” he added.

In the first leg, Ulinzi Starlets lost 2-1 to Vihiga Queens at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu where Wambua blamed the centre referee for poor officiating.

He said the squad is fit to stand and bring down the 2022/2023 Champions Vihiga Queens.

“We haven’t done any transfers so far, our squad is still intact and we aren’t planning to take any chances,” Wambua said.

On the other hand, Vihiga Queens head coach Boniface Nyamunyamu said his charges are well prepared for the match.

“We know being at the top of the table every team or opponent will be fighting to bring you down but our plan is to sustain ourselves there,” Nyamunyamu said.

“We shall fight for victory game by game to ensure we have all the points we need to retain our trophy,” he added.

Over the weekend Kibera ladies FC will be facing Bungoma Queens at Wolves Den in Kajiado.

Soccer Assassins will be facing Kenya Police Bullets at Mumboha as Wadadia ladies host Nakuru city Queens.

Zetech will remain with no any match to take over the weekend after relegation of Trans-Nzoia Falcons in the first leg after failing to owner their matches.

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