Women Premier League first leg ends, Vihiga side dominates

Friday, March 18th, 2022 00:15 | By
Topister Situma of Vihiga Queens FC (L) battles for the ball against Stella Odhiambo of Thika Queens FC during their Premier League match played at Thika Stadium, on Wednesday. PHOTO/RODGERS NDEGWA.

Curtains for the first leg of 2021/2022 FKF Women Premier League came down in a rumble, on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, with round 11 of matches played across the country. 

The culmination of the first leg, was just but a thriller, as it threw up many shocks, and offered a big test for the league’s main title contenders, as well as, those sides battling hard to avoid plunging into early relegation. 

League leaders Vihiga Queens underlined their title credentials, and fueled talks of being the favourites to win the league, by beating defending champions Thika Queens 1-0, to go nine points clear, at the top of the league. 

Janet Moraa scored the solitary goal as Vihiga racked up their ten wins of the season, to complete the league’s first leg campaign unbeaten, with 31 points from 11 matches. 

“We thank God for this far, and the win we got away to Thika Queens. It’s a massive three points for us as we position ourselves well in the race to win the league, and reclaim our title,” Vihiga Queens’ coach Boniface Nyamunyamuh said. 

Ulinzi Starlets moved second on the log with 22 points, after pulling off the biggest win of the day, drubbing Kayole Starlets 6-0 at Ruaraka Grounds. Making her debut start, Mercy Mang’uro dazzled as she grabbed a treble, with Siliya Rasoha adding a double before Kayole conceded a 70th-minute own goal to hand the Joseph Wambua’s Ladies a comfortable victory, their sixth so far. 

Meanwhile, Gaspo Women dropped a position down to third with 22 points, after rallying from a goal down to draw 1-1 with the hosts Nakuru City Queens. Nakuru opened the scores in the 36th minute through Emily Atieno, while Gaspo equalised through Lavyne Ayango in the 44th minute. 

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