Ngaira’s penalty earns Wadadia win over Queens


Mourine Aga (L) of Vihiga Queens FC contest for the ball with Lydia Akoth of ...
Mourine Aga (L) of Vihiga Queens FC contest for the ball with Lydia Akoth of Thika Queens FC during their Womens League Championship finals at Camp Toyoyo Stadium in Nairobi on February 4, 2017.Thika Queens won 2-0. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Wadadia snatched maximum points after a 1-0 win over Soccer Queens in a hotly contested Women Premier League match staged at the Mumias Sports Complex on Saturday.
  • A lone goal from a penalty spot by captain Cynthia Ngaira on 36 minutes was enough to separate the two sides.
  • The first half was a see- saw affair with both teams using the flanks to stage a series of creative goal hunting techniques.

Wadadia snatched maximum points after a 1-0 win over Soccer Queens in a hotly contested Women Premier League match staged at the Mumias Sports Complex on Saturday.

A lone goal from the penalty spot by captain Cynthia Ngaira on 36 minutes was enough to separate the two sides.

The first half was a see- saw affair with both teams using the flanks to stage a series of creative goal hunting techniques.

In the fifth minute, Soccer Queens looked the better side with the duo of Okeyo Lavender and Awuor Faith causing an adrenaline rush for the Wadadia side, the latter with a well taken long pass from the right flank, targeting prolific Lavender who opted for a header which sailed over the bar.

Lavender was at it again on 28 minutes beating the Wadadia backline on the left corner but his long squeezed shot was saved effortlessly by goalie Mukonja Pauline.

This sounded a warning shot to the Godfrey Mabonga coached side who upped their game responding , in the 32nd minute  when Ruth Chebungei came close but goalie Mukonja Pauline charged forward to stop the imminent attack.

The half-time pep talk by coach didn’t do much to rejuvenate the spirits of the away team as the home side’s trio of Lavender,  Faith Awuor and Marion Abiona giving the Queens defence a busy afternoon.

The trailing side’s woes worsened in the 73rd minute when they were reduced to 10 women after Nashisande Fascah was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Ruth Chebungei could have widened the gap and perhaps sealed the game in the 77th minute from a beautiful run of play and later on a stunning shot from about 20 yards but the goalie parried it out for a corner kick.

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