Spedag Coach angered by match postponement

Enez Mango (L) of Vihiga Queens FC tackles Lucy Gladys of Thika Queens FC during ...
Enez Mango (L) of Vihiga Queens FC tackles Lucy Gladys 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

The postponement of Spedag’s Kenyan Women Premier League (KWPL) Zone A match against Makolandars left Head Coach Christine Nafula feeling glum as he decried the disruption will only further dampen their spirits after enduring defeat in their season opener.

Spedag launched their KWPL title bid in stuttering fashion, losing 3-2 away at Mombasa to Youth Olympic on Wednesday and will be forced to wait until at least April 29 before finding redemption following a decision by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to push forth their next tie.

Wadadia’s Zone B encounter against Nyamira Starlets has also been rescheduled to a similar date by the football governing body.

“We had already prepared for the match meaning that our minds were set. It will affect us of course; I think it’s better when matches are played as indicated or else they often end up as walkovers if you’re not careful,” Nafula lamented.

She added her charges were eager to make amends for their first defeat of the season.

“We wanted to rectify the mistakes and hopefully bounce back. I noticed the players were not physically fit because we haven’t been able to train together for a long time. We’ve stepped up our physical training so we’ll see how we do when the next round comes.

“We have several injured players and that is always a challenge at this time of the season when we’re trying to gather some momentum. We have players who can easily fill up but it is my wish to see them back training,” she told Citizen Digital.

Defending champions Thika Queens will be hoping to continue their winning streak when they play host Soccer Queens who lost to newbies Kayole Starlets in their season opener.

Mombasa Olympics will have an exciting opposition when they tackle newcomers Mathare United, a side that recorded a convincing 3-1 win over Soccer Sisters after a five-year absence in the top tier.

Bulemia Ladies will be keen to bounce back from their 7-0 hammering in the hands of Vihiga Queens when they welcome Eldoret Falcons at Mumias Complex on Sunday.

Palos play Vihiga Queens at home in Kisumu this Saturday whose banging start saw them bag seven goals past Bulemia.


Zone A

  1. Soccer Sisters vs Kayole Starlets Camp Toyoyo Saturday 22nd April 11:00am
  2. Soccer Queens vs Thika Queens Thika Stadium Sunday 23rd April 10:00am
  3. Mombasa Olympics vs Mathare United-Mbaraki Stadium Saturday 22nd April 1:00pm

 Zone B

  1. Bulemia Ladies vs Eldoret Falcons -Mumias Complex Sunday 23rd April 1:00pm
  2. Palos Ladies FC vs Vihiga Queens-Kisumu Saturday 22nd April 1:00pm
  3. Oserian Ladies vs Vihiga Leeds-Oserian Grounds Saturday 22nd April 1:00pm

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