Vihiga Queens secure Champions League spot


Vihiga Queens have qualified for the inaugural TotalEnergies Caf Women’s Champions League after beating Commercial Bank of Ethiopia 2-1.

The game took place at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on Thursday afternoon.

Kenya’s Vihiga Queens got their revenge on their Ethiopian counterparts who had defeated them 4-2 when they met in the group stage of the CECAFA Regional Qualifiers.

Gentrix Shikangwa broke the deadlock for the Kenyan side before Vivian Makokha scored an own goal to draw the game level.

However, it was Shikangwa again who scored her second goal of the day for Vihiga from the penalty spot in the dying minutes of the showpiece.

“I am happy for this win because we started the tournament on a low, but we have managed to slowly come back and the win today is massive for us,” said Charles Okere, the Vihiga Queens head coach.

“The girls played their hearts out and we wanted to ensure we represent Kenya in the Champions League.

“We sat down and did our analysis well on CBE and we knew their strong points and weak points. We exploited their weak points and ensured we countered their strong points and I am really proud of the girls.”

The Caf Women’s Champions League is to place in Egypt later this year.

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By FARPost Reporter