Football Kenya Federation Women Premier League Zone B side Vihiga Queens, have signed rising forward Terry Engessa from Vihiga Leeds as preparation for the second round intensify.
The league which was due to kick off on the weekend of August 13, has been shelved for a couple of weeks owing to the political situation in the country following the general elections that were held a week ago.
Vihiga Queens who finished second in their debut season last year – losing 2-0 to eventual champions Thika Queens in the playoffs – are 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 team 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 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 seal her signature, 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,” disclosed 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.