Vihiga Queens Bounce Back At Women’s Club Champions League
Kenyan representatives in the Ongoing CAF Women’s Champions League Vihiga Queens revived their hopes of Qualifying to the Knock Out Stage of the Competition after beating Moroccan side AS-FAR on Tuesday 2-0 in Cairo, Egypt.
The Kenyans recovered from losing the first match they played on Saturday against South African Champions Mamelodi Sundowns by a goal to nil.
The win against AS-FAR has moved team team in second position in Group B.
Violet Wanyonyi gave Vihiga the lead in the eighth minute before Jentrix Shikangwa, who provided an assist in the opening goal, doubled the lead with a 47th minute deflection.
For Kenya to Qualify in the next stage they will have to beat their next opponents Rivers Angels of Nigeria on Friday and hope Mamelodi contain AS-FAR in the last group B match.
AS-FAR had a good start following a 3-0 victory in the opening leg against Nigerians Rivers Angels.
Speaking after the match Vihiga Queens Coach Charles Okere expressed happiness with the response by the girls saying that they worked on their weaknesses hence the results.
“After losing the first match we knew we had to work hard to get good results, I congratulate the girls for the great game and we are hoping for a good match in the Group,” he said.
“This is a tough competition and every match is a final and am very happy for the win and I thank the girls for following my instructions, ‘he concluded.
The inaugural Champions League has been divided into two groups.
Vihiga Queens are in Group ‘B’ alongside Asfar FC of Morocco, River Angels of Nigeria and South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns.
The host Egyptian side Wadi Delga, AS Mande of Mali, Malabo Kings of Equatorial Guinea and Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies FC are in Group ‘A’.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals.