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Solasa, UOE to battle for the title

Solasa Queens and The University of Eldoret (UOE) will be battling for the 2020 edition of Solasa annual football tournament set for Sunday at the Eldoret ASK Showground.

Queens who eliminated favourites, the Kenya Women Premier League (KWPL) side  Eldoret Falcons 2-0, will play UOE who mercilessly thrashed Cherunya Divas 9-0 in the first and second semifinals played at ASK and Cherunya grounds respectively on Saturday evening.

Sharon Opisa scored a brace for Queens to sail through after leading pool A as Falcons finished second in pool B.

The speedy Opisa overtook Falcons defender to fire in the opener in the 16th minute to give Solasa the lead. Falcons’ striker Janet Moraa could have leveled but her penalty shot went wide in the first half as the winners enjoyed 1-0 into break.

After resumption, Opisa extended the lead with her outside box shot to seal the victory.

Solasa had dominated pool A when they started with a 5-0 win over Divas, 6-0 against G Save on Friday and a 7-0 thrashing of Santos and 7-1 humiliation against Eldoret Rangers to qualify into the semifinals.

Violet Wanyonyi started the goal rush for UOE in the second semifinal encounter against Divas. Wanyonyi netted four goals as Monica Masega and Tumaini Waliaula scoring a brace before Ann Treda scoring to set Solasa battle.

At the pool stages, UOE maintained unbeaten run, finishing on top of pool B. on Friday, they registered a one-all draw over Falcons, thrashed Great Link 6-0, beat Espodec 5-0 an Barca 6-0.

Collated results

Final

Solasa Queens vs UOE (Sunday)

Semifinals

  1. Solasa 2-0 Eldoret Falcons
  2. Cherunya Divas 0-9 UOE

Pool A

  1. Solasa Queens5-0 Cherunya Divas
  2. Elodoret Rangers 0-5ants
  3. Solasa Queens 6—0G Save
  4. Eldoret Rangers 0-1 G Save
  5. Solasa Queens 7-0 Santos
  6. Cherunya Divas 1-0 G Save

Pool B

  1. Eldoret Falcons 3-0 Espodec
  2. Great Link 2-1 Barca
  3. UOE 1-1 Eldoret Falcons
  4. Barca 0-1 Espodec
  5. Great Links 0-6 UOE
  6. Eldoret Falcons 7-0 Barca
  7. Espodec 0-5 UOE
  8. Eldoret Falcons 2-0 Great Link
  9. Barca 0-6 UOE
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