Vihiga Queens ascend to league summit after thumping Kisumu All Starlets

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WPL Vihiga Queens ascend to league summit after thumping Kisumu All Starlets

Festus Chuma 19:22 - 29.04.2023

As a result of this damaging loss‚ All Starlets dropped to fourth from the bottom of the log.

Vihiga Queens climbed to the top of the Football Kenya Federation Women’s Premier League (FKFWPL) standings after securing a 3-0 win over Kisumu All Starlets in an encounter played on Saturday afternoon.

Diana Cherono was the star of the show as she scored the opener in the second stanza before assisting Maureen Ater and Viviab Babyrie in a match played at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

The two teams created chances in the first half as they looked to break the deadlock, but they could not convert their opportunities. As a result, the score was 0-0 at the interval.

All Starlets and Vihiga continued to push for the opening goal after the restart. The visitors were lucky in the 51st minute with Diana Chereno, who slotted the ball into the net from Janet Moraa’s delivery.

Queens then surged forward in numbers, with goalkeeper Diana Tembesi becoming busy as she gathered a cross from Beverline Adika before pulling off saves - denying Faith Ogeda and Lydia Ruth.

Vihiga were living dangerously at the back after netting their opener, as Kisumu All Starlets were spirited to reduce the deficit, but that opened the game up with the hosts missing some chances.

However, the visitors found their second in the 68th-minute courtesy of Maureen Ater before Ugandan international Winnie Babyrie scored the third goal deep in injury time.

Meanwhile, Kangemi Ladies desperately wanted a win when they locked horns with Trans Nzoia Falcons at Dagoretti High School grounds.

Kangemi were keen to end their disastrous run in the league by registering their second victory, while Trans Nzoia were eyeing their seventh successive win.

However, they lost the match 5-2, with the victory pushing Trans Nzoia Falcons to eighth place on the standings while Kangemi remained rooted at 11th position with five matches remaining to the end of the season.