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Vihiga Queens, Nakuru highlight Kenya Women Premier League return

WOMEN IN SPORTS By Washington Onyango | December 17th 2021 | 2 min read
Vihiga Queens' Maureen Achieng celebrate a goal against Simba Queens during the Inaugural edition of the CAF Women Champions League CECAFA Qualifiers match against Yei Joint Stars of Sudan at The Nyayo National Stadium. Sept 6, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Cecafa Women Club Championship champions Vihiga Queens will host Nakuru City Queens at Mumias Sports Complex as the 2021-2022 Kenya Women Premier League kicks off on Saturday weekend with six games on the card.

Defending Champions Thika Queens will take on Kayole Starlets at the Thika Stadium as they seek to retain their title in the new season set to be played under a new format.

Unlike last season where the league was played in zonal format, this season will have a unified league of 12 teams. Last season WPL was divided in Zone "A" and "B".

Both zones had eight teams each with the bottom three being relegated to FKF Division One.

The women’s national league had earlier been scheduled to start on November 13 but was postponed following the disbandment of Football Kenya Federation.

Inaugural Super Cup champions Ulinzi Starlets will take on Kangemi Ladies at Ligi Ndogo Grounds.

Ulinzi Starlets defeated Thika Queens 10-9 on post-match penalties to win the Women’s Super-Cup early last month.

Trans Nzoia Falcons will play against Zetech Sparks at the ASK Showgrounds in Kitale. 

On Sunday, Kisumu All Starlets will battle it out against Gaspo Women while Bunyore Starlets will visit Wadadia at Mumias Sports Complex for their first appearance in the top tier league. 

Bunyore Starlets were promoted from FKF Division One Zone "B" while Kangemi Ladies earned promotion from Zone "A".

Mathare United Women, Makolanders, Kibera Girls Soccer Academy SEP Girls, Eldoret Falcons and Oserian Ladies were relegated.

KWPL Fixtures

Saturday

Kangemi Ladies v Ulinzi starlets-Ligi Ndogo Grounds-3pm

Thika Queens v Kayole Starlets- Thika Stadium- 3pm

Trans Nzoia Falcons v Zetech Sparks- ASK Showground Kitale-3pm

Vihiga Queens v Nakuru City Queens- Mumias Sports Complex- 3pm

Sunday

Kisumu All Starlets v Gaspo Women- Moi Stadium Kisumu- 3pm

Wadadia v Bunyore Starlets- Mumias Sports Complex- 3pm

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