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VIHIGA QUEENS ALL SET

Vihiga Queens bolstered after return of quartet from injury

In Summary

•Vihiga Queens are banking on the return of their four key players to retain the 2019 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) women’s Premier League.

•The team won the FKF Division One league in 2015 to earn promotion to Premier League in 2016

Vihiga Queens’ Maureen Ater (L) contests for the ball with Lydia Akoth of Thika Queens during a past WPL match
Vihiga Queens’ Maureen Ater (L) contests for the ball with Lydia Akoth of Thika Queens during a past WPL match
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VIHIGA Queens are banking on the return of their four key players to retain the 2019 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) women’s Premier League. Cynthia Shilwatso, Felistus Kidari, Robai Kebeli and Terry Angesha are back in the squad after recovering from injuries.

Coach Alex Alumira also has also boosted his side by acquiring the signature of Rwandese international utility player Clementine Mukavana. “With the four returning and the inclusion of Mukavana, I believe I have a strong team.

The latter will assist in areas we are weak,” added the coach. The team, who sealed a two-year kit sponsorship with ‘Just Be Master’ starts the 2019 season with one minor injury as flying wing-back Euphrasia Afwayi has been sidelined for a period not exceeding three weeks. The astute corner-kick taker who has had a hand in many goals through assists and scoring played the most number of matches for the side outfit.

The back-to-back champions are positive that even though the season has just rolled off, they will retain the title and keep the trophy altogether. Vihiga Queens already have enviable achievements in their slightly under five years of existence and three consecutive premier league gongs will be massive for Alumira and his charges.

The team won the FKF Division One league in 2015 to earn promotion to Premier League in 2016 when their attempt to win the title as debutants was waylaid by Thika Queens. They build on their performance of 2016 to win the 2017 and 2018 coveted accolades.

“We are neither ready nor willing to relinquish the title. Our minds are set and eyes glued on the big trophy which we want to keep forever. We have had a very good and gainful pre-season and there is no room for complacency,” said Inez Mango, Vihiga Queens’ captain.