Kenya’s Vihiga Queens are through to the inaugural of CAF Women’s Champions League after winning the Cecafa Women Club Championship title.
Vihiga Queens defeated Ethiopia’s Commercial Bank to secure a slot in the continental showpiece slated for November this year in Egypt.
The Queens went into the match wanting nothing short of a win and avoid a second slip to their opponent. They had lost to CBE 4-2 in the group stage.
Kenya’s breakthrough came in the 28th minute when the 19-year-old Jentix Shikangwa tapped home a loose ball to give the host an early lead.
However, the visitors equalized in the 53rd minute after defender Vivian Makokha head the ball in her own goal.
The match proceeded to extra time after it ended 1-1 in the regular time. Shikangwa again made it 2-1 from the spot in the third minute of the extra time after Violet Wanyonyi was brought down inside the opposition box.
The historic win excited Queens’ head coach Boniface Nyamunyamu. He said the club will bring in new players ahead of the tournament.
“We were strategic in our approach and we deserve this win. I believe roping in new players will help the squad to become more complete and competitive,” said Nyamunyamu.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.