Trans Nzoia Falcons’ promotion to the Women Premier League (WPL) had many thinking the club would struggle to make a name for themselves in the competitive league as they lacked experience, but they have proved many wrong.
After two matches last weekend, the Justin Okiring-coached side held seasoned side Makolanders to a one all-draw before seeing off Kayole Starlets 2-1.
Their weekend results take the debutant record to an impressive five wins and as many draws in 11 matches, having lost one match away to Kisumu All Starlets.
“We were ready for the competition but it has not been without its challenges. I have a very young squad and we have had to work extra hard to match the experienced sides in the unified league. I expect things to get tougher in the remaining first leg fixtures but I trust my players to give their best,” said Okiring.
The side has four matches to play before the mid season break and the fixtures are against Mathare, Thika Queens, Vihiga Queens as well as Oserian Ladies, and the head coach is optimistic they will grab a point from their points to keep their good run going.
“These are very good sides that have the experience and depth so we cannot underrate any of the four. I know we will go into the matches as the underdogs but I have a game plan that will keep us afloat.
So far speed has played an integral part in our performance and I will still bank on that going forward,” expressed the coach. With half of Falcons squad composed of high school student the side will be faced by another hurdle in balancing between playing in the league and participating in the Term Two School Games that kick off in June.
They play home to Wiyeta Girls’ stars Martha Amunyolete, Maureen Khakasa and Monica Paul with nine other players drawn from Nasokol Girls in West Pokot county.