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Kenya Women Premier League to kick off on December 12

Last updated 2 months ago | By Washington Onyango

Kisumu All Starlets' Betha Omita (center) celebrates with her teammates during the Kenya Women Premier League match against Mathare Women played at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on November 18, 2018. [Photo, Washington Onyango]

The Kenya Women Premier League will kick off on Saturday, December 12.

The new date was arrived at after a meeting between Football Kenya Federation and representatives from WPL clubs last week.

Defending champions Vihiga Queens who clinched their third title by a massive 79 points last season will kick off their campaign with a match against Wadadia at Mumias Complex in a Zone B contest.

Newbies Nakuru West Queens and Society Empowerment Project (SEP) Oyugis will open their debut against Oserian Ladies and Kisumu All Starlets respectively. 

In Zone A, Thika Queens who finished third last season will take on Ulinzi Starlets while Gaspo Women will face Zetech Sparks. 

Gaspo FC will be hoping to kick off the new season a high note after beefing up their frontline.

Kenya Women Premier League Side Vihiga Queens celebrate after being crowned the league's champions for the third year in a row. The team beat Trans Nzoia Falcons 2-1at Kenyatta Stadium in Kitale to finish the league on a high note, having already secured the title four weeks ago. [Eric Lungai, Standard]

They have roped in new attackers in Liseche Stella from Kibera Girls Soccer Academy, Rhoda Nafula from Wiyeta, Diana Wacera from Mathare and Mercy Airo from Kisumu All Stars.

Airo, the immediate former Kisumu Starlets forward, amassed 30 goals in last season to emerge second best in the charts and Gaspo are expecting her to continue with her stellar performances of last season.

The women's league will resume two weeks after the men's league that kicked off on November 28. 

The new season will feature the top-flight and Division one leagues with both having a total of 12 clubs in each of the two Zones.

A proposed regional league is also set to be introduced as the third tier league which will feature eight regions across the country.

 

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