Kenyan Women’s Premier League given major boost


Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwenda (L) and new Communication Manager Barry Otieno during his ...
Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwenda (L) and new Communication Manager Barry Otieno during his unveiling at a press briefing in Nairobi on May 17, 2016. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • All Kenyan Women Premier League clubs will be eligible for a KSh750,000 grant per season, Football Kenya Federation has announced
  • FKF Thursday stated they will hand out a total of KSh12 million to be shared evenly among the 16 top flight clubs in the country with the moneys coming off FIFA’s funds for women development

All Kenyan Women Premier League clubs will be eligible for a KSh750,000 grant per season, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has announced.

FKF Thursday stated they will hand out a total of KSh12 million to be shared evenly among the 16 top flight clubs in the country with the moneys coming off FIFA’s funds for women development.

Federation president Nick Mwendwa said the world governing body has already transfered half the amount to their accounts with the rest set to be disbursed in due time.

Coach Alex who led Vihiga Queens to the WPL title last year welcomed the development, adding it will ease the financial burden on local clubs that have often struggled to make logistical ends meet.

“I have heard about the good news and I can say it will really boost the teams in the league. Last week Baringo gave out a walk over against Oserian Ladies because they lacked allowances for their players. Such incidents really make life in our clubs very hard and with this sponsorship I think we can sustain expectations,” Alumira said.

He further challenged FKF to find a broadcast partner for the WPL in order to provide a wider exposure for the Kenyan ladies.

“Our league needs to be publicized as has been done for the men’s league. By doing this we will be marketing our girls and who knows some of them may end up playing in Europe,” Alumira added.

After four rounds, former champions Thika Queens lead the WPL log with 12 points, two clear of second-placed Wadadia who are based in Mumias.

Vihiga Queens are third having won all three of their opening fixtures and could go joint top should they win their game in hand.

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