Gaspo vow to overhaul squad for next season after second place finish

WPL Gaspo vow to overhaul squad for next season after second place finish

Festus Chuma 06:06 - 31.05.2023

The Mountain Queens finished second in 2022/2023 Kenya Women’s Premier League season

Gaspo Women FC goalkeeping coach James Ombeng has revealed that the side has a promising plan ahead of the off-season transfer window.

The Mountain Queens struggled in the last three matches of the recently concluded season, finishing in the second position behind champions Vihiga Queens.

In an interview, Ombeng stressed to fans that they intend to make wholesale changes to the club and have taken into account their concern for inadequate performances.

"We are going to do recruitment in all positions because we need a solid side to fight for the trophy next season," he said.

"The last two games of the season against Wadia, Ulinzi Stars that we played before the last match against Vihiga cost us the title."

Gaspo management is set to hold a meeting in order to chart a strategic way forward for the club as they work with the technical bench to identify the players they want on board.

In the quest to win the 2022/2023 title, Gaspo had acquired the services of ex-Harambee Stars coach Jacob' Ghost' Mulee as they were already considering to represent Kenya at the continental level.

It is worth noting that before the end of the season, several teams led by now-relegated Kayole Starlet had already released some of their players ahead of the new season.

Starlet dropped more than half of the team in a bid to trim the bloated squad, while Trans Nzoia Falcons were reported to have terminated some of their players' contracts.

Meanwhile, former Harambee Stars player Sammy Owino has donated Ksh500,000 as a token for their second-place finish. 

Champions Vihiga Queens were rewarded with Ksh350,000 and a trophy by the Football Kenya Federation, while Gaspo went home empty-handed.