× Sports Football Rugby Olympics Volleyball and Handball Cricket Boxing Golf Hockey Tennis Gossip & Rumours World Cup 2018 Basketball Athletics Sports Premier League Eliud Kipchoge Women in Sports Unique Sports Opinion Motorsport Videos Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Vihiga Queens hit back to win 11-0

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | September 1st 2021
Vihiga Queens' Violet Wanyonyi top scorer during the Inaugural edition of the CAF Women Champions League CECAFA Qualifiers match against Yei Joint Stars at the Moi International Sports centre Kasarani. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Vihiga Queens bounced back to winning ways after thrashing Yei Joint Stars (YJS) of South Sudan 11-0 in a one-sided Caf women Champions League CECAFA qualifiers match at Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday.

The Kenyan representatives headed into the match in the wake of a disappointing 4-2 defeat to Ethiopia’s Commercial Bank in their opening Group B match and needed a win to increase their chances of progressing in the competition.

Violet Wanyonyi and Maureen Achieng scored four goals and three goals respectively to inspire the Boniface Nyamunyamu coached side to an important win ahead of their last pool match against the New Generation of Zanzibar.

Vihiga got off to a bright start with Achieng and Wanyonyi giving the Kenyan side an early 2-0 lead after scoring in the fifth and sixth minute.

Teresea Engesha stretched the lead to 3-0 in the quarter-hour mark before Wanyonyi grabbed his brace moments later for a 4-0 lead forcing YJS to substitute their goalkeeper after 20 minutes.

Change of guard by the Sudanese did little as Achieng made it 5-0 with her brace at the half-hour mark before Harambee Starlets star striker Jentrix Shikagwa made it 6-0 at the break.

In the final half, Vihiga keeper Lilian Awuor maintained her clean sheet after stopping a penalty.

Share this story
Man City defender Mendy to remain in custody after being denied bail
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was refused bail by Chester Crown Court on Wednesday and will remain in custody ahead of a potential trial on
Harambee Stars coach Mulee eyes win over Uganda in World Cup qualifiers
Harambee Stars coach Jacob Mulee will be seeking to kick off the 2022 World Cup qualifiers on a high note as they host Uganda Cranes on Thursday.