KeWPL: Battle for top as first leg comes to an end this weekend

By Rebecca Magoma

Football Kenya Federation Women Premier League first leg comes to a conclusion this weekend with teams jostling for points that will put them in a better position.

In Zone A, the battle for top spot is at stake when title holders Thika Queens travel to the Coastal region to play Mombasa Olympic.

The match set for Sunday at Mbaraki Stadium will see Queens who are currently unbeaten since last season and on top of the table with 16 points play Olympic who are currently in second place with 12 points.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Thika Queens have a swift attacker in Harambee Starlets’ forward Mercy Achieng. She has been the pillar of their attack since last year and her goalscoring prowess is expected to continue in this match.

Olympic and Harambee Starlets forward Mwanahalima Adam is also expected to star in this match. Following her brace during the Harambee Starlets friendly match against Lynchburg LFC from USA, Adam has shown her scoring form this season.

The 2016 SOYA Awards Most Promising Player has lifted her side to the best performance this season literally scoring in each match.

Kayole Starlet vs Mathare United Women

Another exciting match pitting newbies against each other. Kayole Starlet will be home to Mathare United Women at MYSA Komarock Grounds on Saturday from 1 pm.

This will be a derby and it will be a third meeting for both sides following two from last season.

In their first meeting last season, the sides played out a draw while the return match was abandoned.

Prior to this match, Mathare United has eight points and they occupy fifth place on the table while Kayole Starlet are on the second to last position with only four points.

Makolanders vs Soccer Queens

Third placed Makolanders will entertain fourth placed Soccer Queens in another fixture at Camp Toyoyo Grounds from 3pm on Saturday.

Makolanders have continued to impress this season posting a much improved performance compared to previous seasons.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Amy Lasu has scored five in the last six outings for Makolanders and she is expected to shine in this encounter. Veteran player cum coach Florence Adhiambo is also expected to shine at the heart of midfield.

Corazone Aquino will be  key for Soccer Queens who started the season on a brighter note but has seen dismal results in their last two games.

Spedag vs Soccer Sisters

Spedag who started the league on a wrong footing will host basement-based Soccer Sisters at Mombasa Sports Club on Sunday from 3pm.

The Mombasa-based side has seven points in sixth place while their opponents Soccer Sisters have managed a point from six matches.

ZONE B FIXTURES

Eldoret Falcons vs Vihiga Queens at Kipchoge Keino Stadium on Saturday from 1pm.

Oserian Ladies vs Bulemia at Oserian Stadium from 1pm.

Palos Ladies vs Wadadia at Moi Stadium, Kisumu from 1pm.

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