By Rebecca Magoma
Football Kenya Federation Women Premier League Zone B side Vihiga Queens has signed rising forward Terry Engessa as preparation for the second half of the season intensifies.
The league which was due to resume this weekend has been shelved for a couple of weeks owing to the political situation in the country following the general elections held a week ago.
Vihiga Queens who finished second in their first year in the top league after soaking two goals without reply from two-time defending champions Thika Queens in the playoffs is seeking to make amends to capture the title by the end of the season.
Head coach Alex Alumira told LadiesMarch that he hopes their new catch will push the team towards realizing their dream of winning the title.
“Terry will give us a cutting edge and ruthlessness in front of the goal. She will complement our creative midfield by teaming up with the current forwards to put teams to the sword, an area we haven’t done so well in our last two matches.
“The break was long and as usual breaks the rhythm due to lack of match fitness. However this affects all teams and we are preparing well for the final stretch,” said Alumira.
The tactician hinted that he is seeking to add an experienced midfielder in the name of Corazone Aquino to his squad to strengthen the department.
The young midfielder who features for Soccer Queens has been instrumental for both the junior and senior national teams and if Vihiga manages to sign her, it will be an added advantage to the side as they seek their maiden premier league title.
“We have just resumed training and I just thank God we have more time to prepare with the weekend matches being pushed forward to a later date,” said Alumira.
Vihiga has other bigger names that feature for the junior national team including attacker Cynthia Shilwatso, Vivian Makokha and Lilian Awour.
Other players that feature for the senior team include Lilian Adera, Maureen Ater and Enez Mango.