Returning Mathare eye women’s title after positive start

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Mathare United Head Coach Boniface Omondi was left purring as his side got their Kenyan Women Premier League (KWPL) off to a blistering start on their return to the elite after a five-year absence.

Mathare, who were promoted to the top-flight last term, recorded a convincing 3-1 win over Soccer Sisters as the KWPL Zone A kicked off over the weekend.

The win gave Omondi the belief his side can go on and challenge seasoned KWPL clubs for the crown as they eye an emphatic 2017.

“Our match has been great considering it was the first premier league match of the season after we were promoted and the challenge is to try and maintain this.

“We have not played since 2012 but lucky enough MYSA decided to revive the women football. It has been a struggle considering the previous federation management but now the current regime is serious with women football and we hope for the best,” Omondi told Citizen Digital.

Defending champions Thika Queens beat Makolanders 4-1 at Camp Toyoyo in Nairobi with Mercy Achieng scoring two goals while Wincate Kaari and Lucy Mukwana socred one goal apiece to complete the rout.

Vivian Ebere Chukwu of Makolanders’ scored a consolation goal.

Vihiga hammered visitors Bulema, in an action-packed match at the Mumias Complex, as Enez Mango and Selphine Munyonga displayed excellent teamwork to command a 7-0 win.

Munyonga scored the first goal of the match in the third minute after Mango gave her an assist cross but even before they could settle down from a colorful celebration, Phoebe Oketch struck a shot on target to add another goal in the fourth minute stretching their lead to 2-0.

Three minutes later Munyonga bagged a beautiful goal to complete his double then laid an assist shortly after for Mango who converted it comfortably in the 18th minute.

Oketh inflicted more misery on Bulema after scoring from Mango’s pinpoint cross in the 35th minute.

In the second half Mango converted a penalty kick into a goal after Cynthia Shilwatso was awarded a foul to round off their rout.

Elsewhere, Olympic downed Spedag 3-2 in a thrilling encounter.

Dorothy Akinyi opened their in the second minute with Elizabeth Katungwa and Lenvix Achieng scoring apiece to cap an excellent first half performance.

Sharon Bushenei and Elizabeth Ambogo scored Spedag’s two goals.

Collated Results

Oserian Ladies 3-0 Palos Ladies

Kayole Starlets 1-0 Soccer Queens

Oserian Ladies 3-0 Palos Ladies

Eldoret Falcons 2 -0 Nyamira Starlets

Wadadia Vihiga 2-0 Leeds

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Story By Geoffrey Mwamburi
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