Gaspo Women change tune on boycotting Vihiga Queens clash

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FKFWPL Gaspo Women change tune on boycotting Vihiga Queens clash

Mark Kinyanjui 14:26 - 26.05.2023
Gaspo had threated not to honor their fixture against Vihiga Queens citing 'a number of reasons'.

Football Kenya Federation Women's Premier League (FKFWPL) side Gaspo Women have rescinded their decision not to honor their clash against champions-elect Vihiga Queens.

The Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee-coached outfit had decided to boycott the clash without disclosing the reasons behind the management's decision.

“After consultations, we have decided to honor the fixture against Vihiga Queens FC in #FKFWPL match that was scheduled for Saturday, 27th May 2023,” a statement released on the club’s Facebook page read.

Reports swirled all over the internet claiming club chairman Edward Githua had raised concerns with the league organizer about the levels of officiating during their clash against Ulinzi Starlets on Thursday, May 18.

Last Thursday, Githua was quoted by a local publication as claiming that the match referee awarded a ‘dubious ‘penalty to the army side in the dying minute of the encounter.

However, the club will indeed honor their fixture and apologized to everyone involved in supporting the club for “inconveniences caused”.

"Apologies to all fans, supporters, and stakeholders of GASPO WOMEN football CLUB for all the inconveniences caused," read part of the statement. 

Last week, Vihiga Queens were declared league champions for the fourth time in five seasons after Gaspo drew 2-2 against Wadadia.