KWPL Weekend Roundup: A hatful of hat-tricks for Mombasa and Vihiga stars

By Julia Wanjeri


Teenage sensation Mombasa Olympic’s Mwanahalima Dogo Adam during the Kenya v Algeria AWCON qualifiers match
Teenage sensation Mombasa Olympic’s Mwanahalima Dogo Adam during the Kenya v Algeria AWCON qualifiers match  



Four matches were played in the Kenya Women’s Premier League over the weekend and it seems the impenetrable defences witnessed  last week might just be a one-off, as teams returned to scoring ways with a whooping three hat-tricks scored in three of the four matches played.

Mombasa Olympic 5-3 Makolanders

League debutants Mombasa Olympic downed veterans Makolanders in the first kickoff of the weekend to register their first win of the season after their 2-5 loss to Spedag in their league opener.

The star of the match was none other than Mwanahalima Dogo Adam, the teenage sensation who took Kenya by storm in the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers with her ability to leave defenders for dead.

Dogo scored twice in the first half to cancel out fellow Harambee Starlets teammate Neddy Atieno’s brace. The hosts killed off the match fast in the second half with Dogo scoring her third between teammates Rehema Mwachiro’s and Nuru Mustafa’s goals. Harambee Starlets’ Martha Karimi pulled one back for the visitors but it was too little too late, thus the visitors record their second consecutive loss with their only win in three games being their 3-1 win against Soccer Queens in their season opener.

Oserian 4-0 Wadadia Mumias

The second match played on Saturday saw yet another pair of Harambee Starlets players shine as Dorcas Shikobe and Irene Ogutu wrote their names on the scoreboard. Shikobe, who scored the sole goal of the match when Oserian gifted the free-scoring Vihiga Queens their first loss of the season last week, was first to find the back of the net in the 14th minute before Gentrix Kuyudi made it 2-0 before the break.

Shikobe started the second half on the same note, finding the net five minutes into the second half. Irene Ogutu scored one for the road to make it two wins for two for Oserian. Wadadia Mumias now have just one win in three games with their sole win coming in their 4-0 win against Eldoret Falcons in their first match of the season.

Baringo Starlets 2-4 Vihiga Leeds

With both sides looking to bag their first three points, it was a case of third time’s a charm for Vihiga Leeds as they finally registered their first win of the season away to Baringo Starlets.

Leeds’ goals came from Naise Amutebi and Laura Asembu, with the latter firing in a hat-trick, the second hat-trick of the weekend. The host’s goals came from Caroline Cherogoi and Mirriam Kurgat.

Vihiga Queens 4-0 Eldoret Falcons     

Seemingly determined to prove that their 1-0 loss to Oserian last week was just a slip not a fall, league debutants Vihiga Queens returned to their flogging ways on Sunday.

Harambee Starlets Enez Mango scored a hat-trick, finding the net once in the first half and twice in the second to take her goal tally to six goals in four games, just one goal shy of the top goalscorer Thika Queens’ Mary Kinuthia.

Topister Situma was the other scorer for the hosts who have now scored a mind-blowing 15 goals in four games, conceding only once.

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