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Kenya Women Premier League: Eldoret Falcons open title fight against champions Vihiga Queens

Eldoret Falcons fc will revive their hopes of winning the maiden Kenya Women Premier League (KWPL) when they open the campaign against defending champions Vihiga Queens this weekend.

Struggling with finance, raising money through fans, friends and institutions to help the team honour away matches, the team is determined to play better football and become champions.

Head coach Joshua Ariko was optimistic that his side will play well come Sunday at Mumias Complex against title holders after acquiring the services of four strikers.

“We are going to play with the champions and we will handle them like champions,” said Ariko after Tuesday morning training.

Last year, the Eldoret based team finished fourth in the Zone B aside but since the two zones have been conjoined to make one premier league with sixteen teams.

“We are well prepared and we have been training for a new season and that will not hinder our progress in playing better football,” said Ariko.

The Falcons acquired the services of Janet Bundi and Roseline Chesame from disbanded Nyamira Starlets, Lydia Mengich who completed her form Four studies at Kaplelach High school and Ascar Metto who will be lethal in scoring for the team.

“We hope the four will be lethal in striking to give our team a much needed win at all times,” added Ariko.

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