Kinuthia calls on consistency after Queens topple Spedag

Kenya National women football team captain Kinuthia Mary Wanjiku reacts against Algeria during the final ...
Kenya National women football team captain Kinuthia Mary Wanjiku reacts against Algeria during the final round of the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifier at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani in Nairobi, Kenya on April 11, 2016. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/

Kenyan international and Harambee Starlets skipper, Mary Kinuthia, has rallied her Thika Queens side to build on their successful weekend FKF Women Premier League Zone A tour of Mombasa by aiming to stretch their lead over rivals Spedag after dethroning them from the summit of the log on Sunday.

The defending Champions routed Mombasa Olympic 7-1 at the Mombasa Sports Club on Saturday with Mary Kinuthia, Lucy Makwana and Kitalu Christine all hitting braces as Christine Nafula also got her name on the scoresheet before being forced to barren draw by Spedag at the same venue on Sunday.

In a Zone B fixture, Nyamira County Starlets, who shocked zone leaders Oserian last weekend with a 2-1 win, maintained their winning streak with a comfortable 10-0 victory over hapless Baringo County Starlets at Sironga Stadium.

Baringo County Starlets who were elevated to the top tier this season have not won a match so far this season.

“We travelled expecting a win but not by this margin. We were a bit tired after travelling from Nairobi to Mombasa, we prepared well for the two matches and that’s why we won.

“I really believe in my scoring tactics, I can say it’s all about team work. I thank my teammates for making this possible. We are now at the top of the league, our aim is to be there and open a big gap between us and Spedag” Kinuthia told Citizen Digital.

Meanwhile, Spedag Striker Esse Mbeyu Akida was optimistic that her side will reclaim their position at the top of the league.

“The game was very tight, despites the commitment in the National team at least we managed a draw. We are now focusing on a win this weekend when we play Vespo at Camp Toyoyo,” Akida said.

In other matches, Soccer Queens battled to an enthralling 2-2 draw against Spedag on Saturday before they shanked Mombasa Olympic 3-1 the following day at Mbaraki Stadium.

Esther Nadika gave soccer queens a brace as Cheris Avillia scored one for the visitors coached by Amos Kimani following 2-0 defeat in the first leg.

In the 3-1 win, Terry Engessa scored a brace as Sharon Odhiambo notched her first goal to ensure maximum points are secured by the club.

This was second consecutive defeat for Mombasa Olympics who joined the league this season following their 7-0 defeat in the hands of defending champions Thika Queens on Saturday.

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