Mombasa Olympic seek end to WPL pain at Spedag
Mombasa Olympic coach Joseph Oyoo said lack of squad cohesion is hurting their 2018 campaign following a wretched start to their Football Kenya Federation Women Premier League (WPL) season.
Olympic have a short trip to the Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa where they play their Coastal opponents Spedag on Friday before hosting Vihiga Leeds on the same venue two days later.
Oyoo’s charges go into the double clash on the back of a shambolic start to life in the top flight having lost all but one of their opening 11 matches.
Last week, they suffered a dispiriting 6-1 defeat at the hands of champions Vihiga Queens and Oyoo believes academic commitments among most of the playing has hugely contributed to their poor form.
“The current crop of players have to balance between school and football and are not available every week. Therefore I have to use different squads through the league campaign.
“We will have to wait for the June transfer window to bring in players who will constantly play in the league,” the tactician told Citizen Digital.
Spedag, who are also enduring a dismal start to their season having shone last term, are placed 11th on the 16-team WPL log on 14 points although they have two games in hand. They will take on Vihiga Leeds in their second match of the weekend.
Former WPL champions and current league leaders Thika Queens will look to continue their winning streak when they face Gaspo Youth and Mathare United Women on Friday and Sunday.
Five other matches are lined up for Sunday to bring to a close the round of 13.
WPL Sunday Fixtures
Vihiga Queens vs Trans-Nzoia Falcons – Mumias Sports Complex – 1 pm
Mombasa Olympic vs Vihiga Leeds – Mbaraki Sports Club – 1 pm
Soccer Queens vs Makolanders – Gikambura Grounds – 1 pm
Oserian Ladies vs Gaspo Women – Oserian Grounds – 1 pm
Mathare United Women vs Thika Queens – Ruaraka Ground – 1 pm