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WPL queens Thika name new coach

Two- time Women Premier League champions Thika Queens have acquired the services of coach Chrisantus Otieno. Queens have been without a coach following the exit of national team coach Richard Kanyi last year after which veteran player Benta Achieng assumed the role in an acting position.

Coach Otieno who joined the Thika side a week ago guided them to a fourth consecutive victory in this season’s WPL against Kayole Starlets with a narrow 1-0 win and is confident they will continue with the good show.

This is Otieno’s first official assignment with any ladies side and he says he is taking time to learn the team’s philosophy before making any changes to the side. However, he acknowledges that time waits for no man and he will be expected to produce good results immediately. “Overall, the players are talented and are tactically good.

I have watched them train and in the weekend match and they only need minimal fine tuning. The lessons I have picked so far are crucial as we need to work on the speed and defence and we will have a formidable squad,” said Otieno. Their weekend match sees them retain their lead on the log with a match at hand at 12 points, two ahead of second-placed Wadadia.

Makolanders are logged third despite their 5-2 loss over the weekend to sixth placed Mathare United Women. Meanwhile, the title holders extended their perfect start after registering a comfortable 3–0 win over promoted Gaspo.

The side is yet to drop a point in the unified league. Elsewhere, newly-promoted Trans-Nzoia Falcons drew one-all away to Eldoret Falcons to extend their unbeaten start and keep pace with the leading pack. Spedag picked their first win of the season with a hard fought 5-3 win over Kisumu based Palos.

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