Eldoret Flacons out to bounce back in Kisumu

Eldoret Falcons head coach Joshua Ariko is optimistic his side will overcome Kisumu All Starlets when they clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday.

Falcons were on the end of a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Nakuru Ladies during last weekend’s Kenyan Women Premier League (KWPL) action and Ariko hopes they can bounce back.

“Last weekend’s loss really affected us but and it’s a positive thing that some of our main players will return against All Stars. We have really missed our number one goalkeeper Rasoa Mpaiya but she’s now back after a minor accident.

“Defender Dorcas Shiveka is also back from injury so we look better as a team. Kisumu is a very tough side so we know they will make it difficult for us,” Ariko said.

Elsewhere, Ulinzi Starlets will host Kibera Soccer ladies at the KCB Sports Club Nairobi, Oserian Ladies will play Vihiga Queens at the Oserian Ground in Naivasha while Kayole Starlets will tackle Gaspo Women FC at the Stima members club.

On Saturday four matches will be on card with Nakuru Qiueens hosting Trans Nzoia Falcons in at Show ground in Nakuru, Mathare United Women will entertain Makolanders FC at KCB Sports Club, SEPL Ladies will play Wadadia at Kotieno Grounds in Oyugis as Zetech Sparks will travel to Thika Stadium to face the hosts Thika Queens.

Thika seats at the summit of Zone A league with 27 points, nine ahead of second placed Ulinzi and 11 ahead of third ranked Gaspo.

Kayole lies fourth with 13 poiints while Zetech completes the top five with 11 points.

In the Zone B league Vihiga Queens are leading with 25 points, 9 ahead of Wadadia and 10 ahead of Nakuru who occupies third position.

Nakuru Queens and Kisumu All Starlets wrap up top five with 15 and 14 points respectively.

Vihiga Queens Tereza Engesha is the top scorer with 13 goals followed by Wadadia’s Ruth Chebungei who has 12 goals. Gaspo striker Mercy Airo, Violet Nanjala from Trans Nzoia and Christine Ngoizi of Kayole Starlets followes the suit all having scored 9 goals.

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