Engesha winner helps Vihiga Queens see off Falcons


Vihiga Queens FC players celebrates scoring against Makolanders FC during their Kenyan Women Premier League (...
Vihiga Queens FC players celebrates scoring against Makolanders FC during their Kenyan Women Premier League (KWPL) League match at Camp Toyoyo stadium Jericho in Nairobi on March 03, 2018. Vihiga United FC won 5-2. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Red-hot Teresa Engesha netted the winning goal as Vihiga Queens defeated rivals Trans Nzoia Falcons 3-2 during Saturday’s FKF Women Premier League Zone B clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Kitale
  • Janet Moraa scored the opener in the 23rd minute with a chipped shot before Topister Situma added the second in the 42nd minute as Vihiga took a 2-0 lead into half time

Red-hot Teresa Engesha netted the winning goal as Vihiga Queens defeated rivals Trans Nzoia Falcons 3-2 during Saturday’s FKF Women Premier League Zone B clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Kitale.

Janet Moraa scored the opener in the 23rd minute with a chipped shot before Topister Situma added the second in the 42nd minute as Vihiga took a 2-0 lead into half time.

Violet Nanjala halved the deficit for Falcons with a headed effort but Engesha restored her side’s two-goal advantage with a well take free-kick. Susan Malda scored another for Falcons but the visitors held on to see out the tie.

Vihiga head coach Alex Alumira said he was unimpressed by the goal keeper’s performance lamenting the scoreline should have been better were it not for her mistakes.

“The game was good, but in the second half we gave our opponents goals we couldn’t have given. The goal keeper made the same mistakes she did in Nakuru and it’s an area we need to address as soon as possible,” Alumira said.

The tactician added that they need to rectify the mistakes they made in the upcoming matches saying the most important part was getting the three points which they did despite not playing the way they had planned.

On his side, Falcons head coach Christopher Mfede said the best team won and agreed with the results.

“The game was nice but in any match we always have a winner. I also had few injuries which affected our performances and am hoping to defeat them in the return leg,” Mfede said.

Tereza Engesha on her side said it was a difficult match but despite having an injury that is affecting her.

“I am hoping to score the winning goal though injury is affecting me but I am hoping by next weekend I will be fine,” she said.

Vihiga, currently lead the KWPL Zone B standings with 19 points after seven matches.

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