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Vihiga Queens in cold as Caf Women’s Champions League qualifiers postponed

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | July 14th 2021
Vihiga Queens's striker Jentrix Shikangwa (centre) during team training. [Courtesy]

Vihiga Queens ambitions of qualifying for the upcoming inaugural CAF Women Champions League set to be played in Egypt later this year have been put on hold after Cecafa announced the postponement of the Cecafa Zonal qualifiers.

CACAFA said the qualifiers for the inaugural edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League, which were set to run until August 1 will not take place ‘until further notice’.

Vihiga Queens were set to kick off the zonal tourney with a match against FAD Club of Djibouti in Pool ‘C’ on Saturday.

The Kenyan representatives have been camping in Nairobi for the past two weeks preparing for the tournament.

Vihiga are in Pool C and will play Scandinavian (Rwanda) and FAD Club (Djibouti) in the regional tournament.

Meanwhile, CECAFA’s member Rwanda withdrew all its national teams and representative clubs from taking part in any tournament organized by the regional football governing body.

Scandinavian WFC was supposed to represent Rwanda in the CAF Champions League Qualifiers and had already been pitted in Group C alongside hosts Vihiga Queens and FAD Club from Djibouti.

Uganda’s representative Lady Doves, who won the FUFA Super League, are in Group A alongside Tanzania’s Simba Queens and Burundi’s PVP FC.

While Group B has Commercial Bank FC (Ethiopia), Yei Joint Stars FC (South Sudan) and New Generation (Zanzibar).

The eventual winners of the tournament are meant to represent CECAFA region in the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League to be held in Egypt later this year.

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